Massachusetts Town Settles with Family of Man Killed by Police for $3.75M

October 3, 2016

The town of Framingham, Mass., has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the family of a 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 agreed to by the town’s insurance underwriter 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 after complying with police orders to get on the floor as a SWAT team executed a drug-related search warrant at his home. Stamps’ 20-year-old stepson was the target of the warrant.

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

Stamps’ widow said in a statement the settlement “represents some justice.”

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  • October 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm
    George Lee says:
    I would classify that as stupidity & the officer's action as inept!
  • October 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    wayne smith says:
    You may wish to acquaint yourself with the entire story. It's easy to play armchair quarterback when it comes to second-guessing the police during a tense raid. They of course... read more
  • October 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    Mr. Obvious says:
    At least the police got $3.75 million for killing him. Or so the title can be read.

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