$995,000 Settlement for Man Mistakenly Killed By Police

Negotiated a substantial settlement for the 81-year-old mother of a man, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and who ran from a plainclothes officer who shot him in the back. The officer was acquitted after being charged with 2nd degree murder. The State of California ultimately paid the victim's family nearly one million dolllars for this unlawful shooting.

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  • Settlement Near in Suit-Drug Agent Shot Wrong Man
    Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, September 28, 2006

    The state of California is poised to pay $995,000 to settle a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was shot and killed in San Jose by a state narcotics agent in a case of mistaken identity, attorneys in the case said Wednesday.