By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say three men that were mistaken for burglars in a home where one lived will receive $199,000 to settle an excessive-force lawsuit.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( ) that the Metropolitan Police Committee on Fiscal Affairs approved the settlement for the 2010 lawsuit on Monday. Officials say police handcuffed Jordhy Leal, David Madueno, Henry Rodriguez and Jesus Sandoval after three of the men were suspected as burglars in a home where Rodriguez and Sandoval lived.

Police also shot and killed a family dog during the incident.

General counsel for the department Liesl Freedman says the settlement does not mean that Las Vegas police admit that the five officers involved handle the situation incorrectly.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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