Judge declares mistrial in civil rights case of Suffolk officers who fatally shot Kevin Callahan, of Selden

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Kevin Callahan's family says police violated his civil rights by using excessive force.

A judge has declared a mistrial in a civil rights case that was slated to open today involving Suffolk police officers who fatally shot a Selden man.

Potential jurors were questioned this morning in the case of Kevin Callahan's death, but the mistrial was declared by the afternoon, when a copy of a Newsday newspaper with a story about the case was found in the jury room. The judge said the...

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