City settles for $2M with mentally ill woman family

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016.

The city's Law Department announced the settlement on Thursday, saying the "agreement is a fair resolution of a tragic case."

Deborah Danner, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was brandishing a bat when Sgt. Hugh Barry shot her.

Barry was later indicted and found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges.

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