Our interview with the family of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, the 42-year-old mentally ill man shot and killed by San Diego police in April, counters much of the public narrative about Nehad’s background and revealed the family’s perspective on its interaction with law enforcement.
Here are three big things we learned.
Nehad was close to his family, and his housing situation was much more complicated than law enforcement officials have said.
When she announced that Nehad’s shooting was legally justified last month, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said that Nehad was homeless and implied his family had distanced itself from him because of his violent outbursts.
Nehad’s mother and sisters say that’s not true.