The son of former NFL player David Lee "Deacon" Turner - whose fatal shooting by a Kern County sheriff's deputy last summer prompted concern from prominent members of Bakersfield's African-American community - was sentenced to time served and three years of probation Thursday for obstructing officers following the shooting.
Ahmod Reshaud Turner pleaded no contest earlier this month to the obstruction charge, and charges of threatening with the intent to terrorize and participating in a criminal street gang were dismissed, according to Kern County Superior Court records.
Ahmod Turner and Whittney Turner, a daughter of David Turner, were arrested at Kern Medical Center after being told their father had died. Whittney Turner pleaded no contest last year to battery on a peace officer and was sentenced to time served and three years' probation.
David Turner, 56, was shot early July 10, 2011 at the Fastrip on Niles Street and Mount Vernon Avenue. Deputies had detained Turner, who at first complied but then became agitated and started walking away.
Deputies tried to stop him, and Turner raised a bag containing two 24-ounce cans of beer and swung it down on Deputy Aaron Nadal's head, according to sheriff's reports. Turner began raising the bag again to strike Nadal when Deputy Wesley Kraft fired twice, hitting Turner.
Turner was taken to KMC and died about two hours later.
- The Californian