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Mother settles wrongful death police shooting suit for $2.3M


January 16, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family's garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city.

In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the January 2017 death of 17-year-old John Albers, The Kansas City Star reported . He was killed after officers responded to a report that he was making suicidal comments on social media.

"John is forever gone and there is nothing that can ever excuse such an unreasonable use of force," the teen's...

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