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City of Minneapolis agrees to pay $795,000 settlement for 2013 police shooting of unarmed black man


Added 02-15-20 09:25:02am EST - “The City of Minneapolis has agreed to a $795,000 settlement with the family of Terrance Franklin, a 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed in confrontation with police seven years ago.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “City of Minneapolis agrees to pay $795,000 settlement for 2013 police shooting of unarmed black man”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The City of Minneapolis has agreed to a $795,000 settlement with the family of Terrance Franklin, a 22-year-old black man who was killed in a confrontation with police seven years ago.

The deadly shooting unfolded on May 10, 2013 after city SWAT officers chased Franklin into the basement of a home in Minneapolis. Law enforcement officers said they were responding to a burglary call at the time and that Franklin managed to grab one of their guns as they tried to arrest him.

The five officers – Ricardo Muro, Andy Stender, Mark Duran, Lucas Peterson and Michael Meath – claim Franklin then fired off several rounds, wounding both Meath and Muro.

Franklin’s death sparked widespread protests in the area and his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit the following year. It called into question much of the police’s narrative and pointed out specific inaccuracies, including Franklin’s recorded height and weight.

The family said Franklin at 5-foot-10 and just 173 pounds could not have fought off all the officers to get his hands on the gun. The suit also noted his actual weight was much lighter than the 196 pounds reported by police, MPR News reported.

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