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Gang member whose shooting triggered anti-police protests is now on trial for murder

A high-ranking southwest Fresno gang member whose shooting by police sparked protests and threats against officers is now on trial, accused of gunning down a rival on Easter Sunday four years ago as the victim’s girlfriend tried to shield her child. Following his arrest, Jerel Stanfield, 28, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit that accused the Fresno Police Department of excessive force after two officers shot Stanfield in the back of his head and right shoulder as they were trying to arrest him.

Death Notices

Obituaries for Friday, Feb. 24

AMEY — Dwight Walter Amey, 71, of Merced died Feb. 17. He was a UPS driver for 29 years. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at Apostolic Tabernacle.

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Have you seen these liquor store robbery suspects?

Fresno police on Thursday, February 23, 2017 sought help tracking down two armed robbers involved in a brazen daylight crime Feb. 8 near First Street and Herndon Avenue by releasing video surveillance of the incident.
Fresno Police Department
Have you seen these liquor store robbery suspects? 0:50

Have you seen these liquor store robbery suspects?

Fresno County sheriff deputies chase down man who wouldn't pull over 1:20

Fresno County sheriff deputies chase down man who wouldn't pull over

Washout closes State Route 41 south of Yosemite National Park 0:59

Washout closes State Route 41 south of Yosemite National Park

Two bodies found in burned pickup truck in Fresno 1:02

Two bodies found in burned pickup truck in Fresno