Cicero agrees to pay shooting victim’s family $3.1 million
CHICAGO (AP) _ 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.