2 NYPD Officers Who Shot Teen Had Faced Lawsuits

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

    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.

    Mom of Teen Shot by Police Demands Justice

    [NY] 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. (Published Thursday, Mar 14, 2013)

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