Inglewood to pay $2.4M to families of men shot by police

The city of Inglewood has reached a settlement with the families of three unarmed men shot by police. One of the men died.

Two years ago, Inglewood police opened fire on a car full of young men that they thought had shot at them.

The officers seriously wounded two and killed a third — 20-year-old Michael Byoune. The city’s agreed to pay the families almost $2.5 million.

“We’re hopeful that this money will help bring some measure of justice to their lives," Carl Douglas said.

Douglas, who represents the Byoune family, said the shooting was one of several that outraged the community, and prompted a federal investigation of the Inglewood Police Department.

“One of the officers that opened fire on these three young men was involved in a different wrongful death shooting just six weeks later," he said.

Douglas said that officer — Brian Ragan — still works with the Inglewood P.D. at a desk job.

In the wake of the shootings, Inglewood police have undergone extensive retraining on use of force.

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