Excessive force judgment orders Santa Clara to pay $500K for 2017 police shooting

SANTA CLARA — A federal jury has ordered the city of Santa Clara to pay $500,000 to a man who was shot and wounded by police during a traffic stop four years ago, after finding that an officer used excessive force when he opened fire, according to court records and attorneys.

The Dec. 2 civil verdict determined that Santa Clara Police Officer Jordan Fachko was liable for excessive and unreasonable force and negligence during the Oct. 21, 2017 confrontation with a then-24-year-old Omar Gomez. In doing so, jurors apparently rejected the claim by Fachko that Gomez was trying to run him over.

San Jose-based attorney Jaime Leaños, who represented

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