Minneapolis Fights Award In Fatal Police Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The City of Minneapolis is challenging a jury’s $1.8 million award to the family of a man fatally shot by police in 2006.
Attorneys for the city and the family of Dominic Felder are scheduled to meet in federal court Friday. The city argues the civil award is “grossly excessive” and that a new trial should be ordered – or the award reduced to $105,300 or less.
The 27-year-old Felder was shot and killed by two officers after police responded to a domestic disturbance call. The officers say Felder resisted arrested and grabbed the gun of one of the officers. A grand jury cleared the officers of wrongdoing.
Attorneys for the family say the city’s award calculation is “based on fuzzy math” and “factual misrepresentations.”
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