Settlement Reached in 1995 NYPD Shooting

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against two New York City police officers who unleashed a deadly barrage of bullets against a pair of young robbery suspects.

A lawyer for the victims' families says the city settled for $1.15 million after the plaintiffs rested their case. The jury did not render a verdict.
Hilton Vega was shot eight times and his cousin Anthony Rosario 14 times when they arrived at an apartment on Jan. 12, 1995. The officers, James Crowe and Patrick Brosnan, had been there interviewing residents on a tip that a robbery would take place.
An NYPD investigation found the officers acted within department guidelines, and a grand jury brought no criminal charges.

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