- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Five Connecticut police departments have agreed to pay $1.25 million to a homeowner who authorities say was the victim of a “botched SWAT-style raid” that resulted in the death of his house guest.

The Stamford Advocate (https://bit.ly/1KOlzfg ) reports that faced with an almost certain loss in court, lawyers for police in Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, Darien and Wilton agreed Tuesday to accept a recommendation offered by U.S. District Judge Joan Margolis to settle the case.

Police, acting on a tip, raided the Easton home of Ronald Terebesi in May 2008, looking for drugs and weapons. Terebesi’s guest, Gonzalo Guizan, was shot and killed. Police found a small amount of drugs and no weapons.

Terebesi sued the police for using excessive force.

The towns previously paid $3.5 million to Guizan’s family.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://www.stamfordadvocate.com

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