10/26/2010

Pa. cop pays victim's family, city not liable for death

The family says it was nice to receive damages, "but it would have been good to send a message to the city"

By Troy Graham
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A federal jury has ruled that a Philadelphia police officer who killed an unarmed man after a foot chase in 2006 has to pay the man's family $138,000.

The jury did not, however, find that the city or former Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson could be held responsible for the death of 25-year-old Raymo...

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