NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The city of Hartford has settled a federal lawsuit over a former police officer's killing of a teenager and wounding another in 2005.
Lawyers said Thursday the lawsuit against the city and retired detective Robert Lawlor was settled in the past month. Terms weren't disclosed.
Michael Georgetti, Lawlor's attorney, said his client paid nothing in exchange for the dismissal.
Nathalie Feola-Guerrieri, senior assistant corporation counsel for Hartford, said a compromise was in everyone's best interests, but would not comment further.
Lawlor was acquitted of manslaughter and assault charges in the killing of 18-year-old Jashon Bryant and wounding 21-year-old Brandon Henry.
Lawlor and an FBI agent approached Bryant and Henry's car. Lawlor said he was forced to open fire when Bryant appeared to reach for a weapon, but Henry and Bryant's family disputed that.
A weapon wasn't found.