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Sep 29, 2016 11:55 AM

Family of New England grandfather killed by police gets $3.75M settlement

The Associated Press

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The town of Framingham has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the family of grandfather accidentally shot and killed by police during a 2011 drug raid.

The town announced Wednesday that the settlement with the family of 68-year-old Eurie Stamps will be paid by the town's insurance underwriter and settles all claims against the town and police in a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit filed by the family.

The grandfather of 12 was shot in the head while down on the floor as a SWAT team executed a drug-related search warrant at his home in January 2011. Stamps' stepson was the target of the warrant.

A prosecutor's investigation found that the officer pulled the trigger accidentally.

The family's lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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