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Inglewood police shooting settlement reached

March 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The city of Inglewood will pay a $2.45 million settlement to the families of three men shot by police by mistake. One of the men, Michael Byoune, was killed on May 11, 2008, shortly after getting into a car with two other men. Inglewood Police officers opened fire at the car after believing gunfire was coming from the vehicle. Two other men in the car, Larry White and Chris Larkin, were injured.

Carl Douglas, an attorney for the victims, says the settlement brings "some measure of justice." The case was the first in a series of deadly police shootings involving unarmed people in 2008.

The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing a civil rights investigation into the shootings.

Associated Press contributed to this story


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