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8/8/2014 5:32 AM
NYC agrees to settle police-car fatality case

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to a $2 million settlement with the family of a Brooklyn man who died in a collision with a police car.

Tamon Robinson died in April 2012 during a police chase in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Officers said they had caught the 23-year-old digging up paving stones.

The police accident report said the vehicle was stopped when Robinson ran into it, fell and hit his head. Witnesses disputed that.

The city's law department called it a "fair and reasonable settlement."

In October 2012, city officials apologized for sending a $700 bill to the family for damage to the police vehicle.

Robinson's mother, Laverne Dobbinson, tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1qZUptG ) that she still wants action taken against the officers.

The Brooklyn district attorney's office continues to investigate.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com



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