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$5-million LAPD payout: 'They shot my son in cold blood,' dad says
$5-million LAPD payout: 'They shot my son in cold blood,' dad says

A proposed $5-million payout to the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live TV is the largest settlement the city has made in a fatal police shooting case in at least a decade. The settlement approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council comes after Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck raised concerns about the officers’ tactics. Brian Newt Beaird, 51, led police on a dangerous pursuit around southeast L.A. and downtown L.A. on the night of Dec. 13, weaving in and out of traffic in his Corvette at a high rate of speed. He was shot after he crashed into another vehicle in downtown L.A. and staggered out of the sports car. Beaird's father said he...

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