Black Florida Man Shot by Deputy, Family Awarded $4; Reduced to 4 cents

in news •  4 months ago

by revoltingpeasant 1 June 2K18

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Gregory Hill Jr. 30, was killed in his garage when Deputy Christopher Newman shot him through Hill's garage door. Newman was responding to a noise complaint from a neighbor.

The Florida Federal Jury deciding the claim awarded one dollar each to his mother and three children, but the $4 award was reduced to four cents because the jury found Hill 99% responsible because he had been drinking.

Newman was found not responsible for the death.

After the decision the Sheriff’s Office issued a public statement that said in part: "We appreciate the jury’s time and understanding and wish everyone involved in this case the best..."

photo TCPalm

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