Jury awards $2.2 mil­lion in shoot­ing of im­mi­grant

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

NEW YORK » A New York jury has awarded $2.2 mil­lion to the fam­ily of an emo­tion­ally dis­turbed im­mi­grant who was fa­tally shot by po­lice of­fi­cers when he al­legedly lunged at them with a knife.

The Man­hat­tan fed­eral court jury an­nounced its ver­dict Tues­day in the death of Mo­hamed Bah, a 28-year-old Guinean im­mi­grant and col­lege stu­dent shot eight times by po­lice in his home in 2012.

Judge P. Kevin Cas­tel says he must still rule whether of­fi­cers are pro­tected by qual­i­fied im­mu­nity. He urged a set­tle­ment.

A city law spokesman says the city strongly dis­agrees with the ver­dict and will ap­peal.

A fed­eral pros­e­cu­tor this year closed a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, find­ing in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence to charge of­fi­cers.

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