DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) - Alameda County will pay about $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man fatally shot by two Dublin police officers three years ago.
Forty-nine-year-old Richard Kim was inadvertently killed during a confrontation between police and Kim's brother-in-law, 61-year-old Kwang Tae Lee.
The officers were responding to a domestic dispute and fatally shot Lee after he refused to drop a knife. One of the bullets penetrated a bedroom door and struck Kim, who had been arguing with Lee.
Kim's widow and son filed a civil-rights lawsuit against Alameda County seeking $20 million in damages.
The county Board of Supervisors approved the settlement with no
admission of wrongdoing.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,
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