Family of man killed by police will receive $900,000
DENVER – The family of a 64-year-old man who was shot to death by a police officer who apparently mistook a soda can for a gun will receive $900,000 in a settlement approved by the City Council Monday.Frank Lobato died July 11, 2004, after he was shot by officer Ranjan Ford Jr. who used a ladder to enter the Lobato’s second-floor room while searching for a domestic violence suspect.Ford said he believed Lobato had a gun. No weapon was found and a soda can was found on the floor of Lobato’s bedroom.The Denver Post reported money from the settlement will go to the family’s attorney, Kenneth Padilla, and Lobato’s children: Francisco, Anthony, Barbara and Ramona.
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