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    Mother drops lawsuit against NYC police involved in 1999 fatal shooting of son

    Mother drops lawsuit against NYC police involved in 1999 fatal shooting of son

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    NEW YORK, Aug. 27 The mother of a hammer-wielding man who was fatally shot by police in 1999 has dropped a lawsuit that claimed the officers overreacted and used excessive force.
    Gidone Busch's family sought unspecified damages in the lawsuit, which was filed in August 2000 against the city and the five officers involved in the shooting.

    The officers were cleared in a civil trial in 2003, but the following year a judge overturned the jury's verdict, saying the officers ''gave exaggerated or overstated versions of the events, especially regarding key details about the shooting.''
    Federal prosecutors decided in 2001 not to pursue criminal charges against the officers.
    In a letter to District Judge John Gleeson, Busch's mother, Doris Boskey, wrote that it ''would take a lot to go through another civil trial.''
    ''It would be about putting a monetary value on a life that was precious, not about real justice or accountability,'' she wrote.
    Gleeson formally dismissed Boskey's claim last week.
    The officers had testified in the civil trial that after confronting Busch on a Brooklyn street, he attacked a sergeant with a hammer. When Busch, a 31-year-old Hasidic Jew, refused to drop the hammer, the officers said, they responded with a barrage of bullets. He was hit 12 times.
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    "a 31-year-old Hasidic Jew"

    What does that have to do with the story??? I swear they'll put anything in their story if it'll get a rise out of the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timatoe127
    "a 31-year-old Hasidic Jew"

    What does that have to do with the story??? I swear they'll put anything in their story if it'll get a rise out of the public.

    He was a fanatic. He had all kinds of crap written and carved into the handle of the hammer.This happened the night I moved into NYC about three blocks from where I lived. Not a good way to start a move into the big city.
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