- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans has agreed to pay $250,000 to the mother of an unarmed 20-year-old man fatally shot during a drug raid in 2012.

City officials confirmed on Monday that they had reached a settlement with the mother of Wendell Allen.

The police officer who shot Allen - Joshua Colclough - was convicted of manslaughter.

The shooting has come under intense scrutiny. Earlier this year, the city’s independent police monitor issued a blistering report on Allen’s death. It faulted police for what it characterized as an ill-advised, poorly planned raid in search of marijuana.

The settlement with the city came after U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey dismissed federal claims against the city.

The city says it will pay Allen’s mother, Natasha Allen, the $250,000 by 2017.

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