- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The City of Oakland has agreed to a $110,000 settlement with the family of an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by police.

Alan Blueford’s May 2012 shooting, which came around the time the department was under scrutiny for its handling of Occupy protests, sparked a public outcry.

The City Council on Tuesday approved the settlement with Blueford’s parents. Police say Blueford pointed a gun at Officer Miguel Masso, prompting Masso to open fire. Some witnesses contradicted that report.

John Burris, an attorney for Blueford’s family, said the shooting occurred after police racially profiled Blueford and unlawfully stopped him.

The incident led to numerous public protests and a federal wrongful death lawsuit by Blueford’s family.



Masso was not charged criminally and remains on the police force.

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