New York city agrees to pay $2 million to the family of mentally ill woman shot by police

one year ago

New York city officials agreed to pay the family of a mentally ill woman shot and killed by police two years ago in her Bronx apartment $2 million, according to court documents.

The city officials settled the civil suit brought by the victim's family based on the indictment of the suspected officer Sgt. Hugh Barry and on the departmental charges against him.

Last February, Barry was acquitted of the murder of Deborah Danner, 66. But still facing NYPD disciplinary charges, that he "exercised poor tactical judgement" and "failed to supervise" his subordinates.

Mayor de Blasio was first to condemn the crime: "The shooting of Deborah Danner is tragic and it is unacceptable. It should have never had happened, it’s as simple as that,” Mayor de Blasio said the day after her death.