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Police to pay NIS 1.8 million to family of Ethiopian-Israeli teen killed by cop

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The family of an Ethiopian-Israeli teenager killed in a fatal police shooting in 2019 is expected to receive NIS 1.8 million ($580,000) as part of a settlement of a civil lawsuit against the Israel Police, according to a report Friday.

The family of Solomon Tekah, 19, had filed a NIS 2.5 million ($800 million) suit against the police after an officer had caused his death in a shooting that sparked widespread protests against police brutality, some of which turned violent. According to Ynet on Friday, the police and the family reached an agreement that is set to be finalized by the Finance Ministry in the coming weeks.

The officer, whose name has been barred from publication by court order since the incident, was accused of recklessly causing Tekah’s death by firing a bullet at the ground — from where it bounced and hit the teen — rather than firing warning shots in the air.

The shooting occurred........

© The Times of Israel

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