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$1,250,000 Settlement in Michigan Police Shooting Death

The Township of Clinton, Clinton Township Michigan, has agreed to settle a wrongful death action for $1,250,000 in 2008.

Clinton Township officers were called to the home of Zephonia Baher in order to remove an unwanted guest, Tim Antoine Curry. Curry was in the basement of the home, but was not irate or violent. Officers attempted to lure Curry from the basement. When this proved unsuccessful, pepper spray was thrown into the basement.

Shortly after additional officers arrived at the scene. Curry voluntarily came up from the basement. Although complying with the officers’ orders, Curry was slammed into the floor. Confusion ensued resulting in the shooting death of one of the officers and Curry. The officers at the scene tried to make it seem like Curry shot the officer in order to justify the shooting of Curry.

Curry’s family sued Clinton Township alleging a police cover up. The city settled for $1,250,000. The plaintiff was represented by David A. Robinson of Robinson and Associates, P.C.. See: Brown v. the Township of Clinton, USDC, SDMI, Case No. 04-70438.

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