- Associated Press - Monday, October 17, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The mother of an off-duty New York City police officer killed by another officer who mistakenly thought he was a drug dealer in a friendly fire shooting has settled her lawsuit against the city and the police department.

Cynthia Salichs filed the lawsuit in 2006. Her son, Eric Hernandez, was mistakenly shot three times by fellow officer Alfredo Toro when he failed to drop his gun during an argument in the parking lot of a White Castle in the Bronx.

Salichs’ attorney, Arthur Rosenberg, told the New York Post (https://nyp.st/2dY5HNF ), the lawsuit was settled for $2.5 million.

Toro, who didn’t know that Hernandez was a police officer, was cleared of any wrongdoing.

The city Law Department said Toro “was required to make a split-decision concerning the use of deadly force.


Information from: New York Post, https://www.nypost.com

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