NEW YORK — New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016.
The city's Law Department announced the settlement on Thursday, saying the "agreement is a fair resolution of a tragic case."
Deborah Danner, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was brandishing a bat when Sgt. Hugh Barry shot her.
Officers had been called to Danner's home several times before. Her shooting sparked protests and a rebuke from Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Barry was later indicted and found not guilty of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges.
The defense argued Barry made a split second decision to protect himself. Prosecutors say he failed to follow his training.AlertMe