2 NYPD Officers Who Shot Teen Had Faced Lawsuits

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:09 PM EDT
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A Plea for Calm in Neighborhood Where Police Shot Teen

Police shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray after they say he pointed a 38-caliber revolver at them.

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Mom of Teen Shot by Police Demands Justice

Carol Gray, the mother of slain teen Kimani Gray,spoke Thursday about seeking justice for her son, whom she described as a typical teenager. "He's my baby, and he was slaughtered, and I want to know why," she said. Police say Gray had a gun when they fired at him. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

A Plea for Calm in Neighborhood Where Police Shot Teen

Community leaders are pleading for calm in East Flatbush, after several nights of unruly protests against a deadly police shooting of a teenage boy. Marc Santia reports.
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Two police officers who killed a 16-year-old boy on a Brooklyn street have a history of being sued for alleged civil rights violations.

The Daily News reports that the city has paid $215,000 to settle three lawsuits against Sgt. Mourad Mourad and two against officer Jovaniel Cordova.
 
The officers were in Brooklyn's East Flatbush section March 9 when they tried to stop and question 16-year-old Kimani Gray on the street.
 
Police say the officers, who were not wearing uniforms, shot the teen after he pulled a gun.
 
The civil rights lawsuits were all by people who claimed they were illegally stopped and then roughed up.
 
A Law Department spokeswoman says the settlements were not an admission of wrongdoing.
 
Gray's killing prompted a week of protest marches in Brooklyn.

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