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Weare, NH Settles For $300K With Family Of Man Killed By Police

WEARE, N.H. (AP) — The town of Weare will pay $300,000 to the family of a 35-year-old man killed last year by a police officer during a drug sting that was sharply criticized by the state’s attorney general.

The Concord Monitor reports a settlement agreement was signed June 10. The town’s insurance company has given the payment to Alex Cora DeJesus’ estate.

DeJesus was killed Aug. 14 while fleeing a sting. Two police officers opened fire, hitting an unarmed DeJesus once in the temple.

After a lengthy investigation, Attorney General Joseph Foster called it an “ill-conceived” plan and a “rash and poorly-planned response” that led to DeJesus’ death.

The probe couldn’t determine if the officers were justified and no one was charged.

The settlement means the family agrees not to sue the town.

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