- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The city of Oakland will pay $275,000 to settle lawsuits filed after police shot a 16-year-old boy because they mistook him for a robbery suspect.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1DArdJO ) that Frenswa Raynor, will receive $230,000. He suffered a graze wound to his lower jaw when he was shot by Officer Bryan Clifford in April 2013. A teen who witnessed the shooting will be paid $45,000.

The shooting occurred after police responded to a robbery and were given descriptions of three male suspects. Officers intercepted Raynor and his friends, and Clifford, sensing a threat, shot the Raynor in the jaw, authorities said.

Police later confirmed that the teens were not responsible for the robbery.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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