NYC agrees to pay $1.9 mil to the mother of a mentally ill man killed by police

March 21, 2019 - 11:01 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The city of New York has agreed to pay $1.9 million to the mother of a mentally ill man that was killed by police in his Harlem apartment in 2012.

The settlement ends a lengthy lawsuit over the fatal encounter that resulted in an examination of NYPD protocol when dealing with mentally ill people enduring a mental crisis.

In 2017, a jury held the city responsible for the wrongful death of Mohamed Bah’s and awarded Bah’s mother $2.2 million, which was appealed by the city.

The city will now drop its appeal for the new settlement, which requires a judge’s approval, and includes attorney fees.

“Mrs. Bah feels vindicated,” Randolph McLaughlin, an attorney with the firm Newman Ferrara, The Daily News reports.

In 2012 Emergency Services Unit cops barged into Bah's apartment and opened fire after responding to a 911 call from his mother, saying that he’d been acting strangely. 

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