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City of Fontana paying $1M to family of man killed by police

Gavel (FILE)
Posted at 12:11 PM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 15:11:03-04

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California city of Fontana has agreed to pay $1 million to the parents of an unarmed man who police shot to death in February.

Kenisha Kinard and Amond Hawkins filed a claim against the city following the death of their son Daverion Deauntre Kinard.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Tuesday that the settlement prohibits the city and the parents from commenting on the agreement beyond its terms.

Kinard was shot by an officer investigating a burglary report. Kinard was hiding inside a portable restroom when the shooting happened. He died at the scene.

The city has declined to make the video from officers’ uniform-worn cameras public.