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Ferguson v City of New York

$10.5 million verdict

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Case Synopsis:

A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department.  

Malcolm Ferguson, who was unarmed, was shot point blank in the left temple of his head. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.  

The jury awarded a $3,000,000 for pain and suffering, $7,000,000 for punitive damages and $500,000 for loss of support.