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From NYTimes.com:

Closing a key chapter in one of the most controversial police shootings in recent memory, New York City agreed on Tuesday to pay more than $7 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family and two friends of Sean Bell, a 23-year-old black man who was fatally shot by the police on his wedding day in 2006.

The decision by the city came after two days of intense negotiations in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. The children of Mr. Bell’s fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell, would receive $3.25 million, and two friends of Mr. Bell’s who were injured in the episode would also receive payments, with Joseph Guzman getting $3 million, and Trent Benefield $900,000.

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