Cicero agrees to pay $3.1 million over fatal police shooting


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CICERO, Ill. — The Chicago suburb of Cicero has agreed to pay $3.1 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer in 2012.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the settlement of the five-year-old lawsuit between the community and the family of Cesar Munive must be approved by a federal judge. A hearing is scheduled for next week.

In reaching the settlement, the community does not admit liability.

But attorneys for Munive — who also did not admit liability — contended that Munive was unarmed when Officer Donald Garrity shot him.

Garrity’s lawyer, Craig Tobin, says Garrity is on disability and is no longer on the police force.


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