April 3, 2013
The family of a 33-year-old man, who was killed during a police raid by members of the Darien Police Department, has filed a $3.5 million Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawsuit in connection to their loss. Now, the town of Darien is considering paying the family $437,500 as their part of a settlement in the matter.
According to an article from the Darien Patch, law enforcement from five different departments in the region conducted a raid on a residence. During the course of the operation though, officers shot the victim a total of six times.
The family’s suit claimed the negligence of members from the Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team and the cities that hired them were directly responsible for the loss of their loved one.
Now rather than face the costs associated with fighting the case, The Board of Selectmen from Darien are considering the settlement that would eliminate the town from facing any liability in the matter. Officials say that if the terms of the settlement were agreed upon, the town’s insurer, and not taxpayers, would pay the money.
The owner of the home where the raid occurred is also seeking damages in the matter.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers hope a decision in the case will help bring a sense of closure to the incident for the family of the victim.