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The family of a 14-year-old boy fatally shot by an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer has reached a settlement with the D.C. government in the civil case filed after the boy's death, according to court documents filed in federal court Thursday.
"To avoid the uncertainty and unpleasantness of the ongoing litigation for the Rawlings family and the District of Columbia in the wake of this deeply unfortunate incident, we thought it was in the best interests of the public to resolve this matter amicably if possible," said Ariel B. Levinson-Waldman, senior counsel to the Attorney General. "The settlement represents a fair and reasonable outcome."