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After man killed by police in Florida, jury gives family four dollars After man killed by police in Florida, jury gives family four dollars
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A jury has awarded $4 in damages in a case in which Florida police officer shot and killed a man A jury has awarded $4 in damages in a case in which Florida police officer shot and killed a man
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<b>A jury has awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which Florida police officer fatally shot a father of three through his garage door.</b> <b>A jury has awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which Florida police officer fatally shot a father of three through his garage door.</b>
On January 14, 2014, Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr., 30, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/01/20/deputies-say-gregory-hill-pointed-gun-at-them-after-shooting-the-gun-was-found-in-his-pocket/?utm_term=.4823d5a973be">was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy</a> in St. Lucie County, Florida. The officer had been called to a noise complaint about music coming from Hill’s property(<em>Washington Post</em>). On January 14, 2014, Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr., 30, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/01/20/deputies-say-gregory-hill-pointed-gun-at-them-after-shooting-the-gun-was-found-in-his-pocket/?utm_term=.4823d5a973be">was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy</a> in St. Lucie County, Florida. The officer had been called to a noise complaint about music coming from Hill’s property(<em>Washington Post</em>).
<p id="nW5zI5">Four years later, a federal jury said that Hill was largely responsible for his own death, after his family brought wrongful-death lawsuit. The jury was asked to decide whether Hill's constitutional rights had been violated and whether his estate should be awarded damages. The jury <a href="https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/st-lucie-county/2018/05/25/family-gregory-hill-jr-shot-death-st-lucie-deputy-awarded-4-dollars-jury/646323002/">awarded the man’s family just $4.</a></p> <p id="nW5zI5">Four years later, a federal jury said that Hill was largely responsible for his own death, after his family brought wrongful-death lawsuit. The jury was asked to decide whether Hill's constitutional rights had been violated and whether his estate should be awarded damages. The jury <a href="https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/st-lucie-county/2018/05/25/family-gregory-hill-jr-shot-death-st-lucie-deputy-awarded-4-dollars-jury/646323002/">awarded the man’s family just $4.</a></p>
<p id="64D3zv">“It’s heartbreaking,” Hill’s fiancée, Monique Davis, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/us/gregory-hill-verdict-florida.html">told the <em>New York Times</em></a>. “There are a lot of questions I want to ask.”</p> <p id="64D3zv">“It’s heartbreaking,” Hill’s fiancée, Monique Davis, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/us/gregory-hill-verdict-florida.html">told the <em>New York Times</em></a>. “There are a lot of questions I want to ask.”</p>
Officers claimed that Hill was armed at the time of the incident. A firearm was retrieved from the scene but it was found unloaded in Hill’s back pocket. Officers claimed that Hill was armed at the time of the incident. A firearm was retrieved from the scene but it was found unloaded in Hill’s back pocket.
<span style="font-family: inherit;font-size: 1.6rem">The jury said that the officer had not used excessive force. The jury awarded $4 in damages: $1 for funeral expenses and $1 for each child’s loss.</span> <span style="font-family: inherit;font-size: 1.6rem">The jury said that the officer had not used excessive force. The jury awarded $4 in damages: $1 for funeral expenses and $1 for each child’s loss.</span>
Through a spokeswoman, Judge Robin L. Rosenberg declined to comment on the case or release any information about the jurors. Through a spokeswoman, Judge Robin L. Rosenberg declined to comment on the case or release any information about the jurors.
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