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Parents of Teen Shot by Police in SoCal Get $1M

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    Kendrec McDade, 19, pictured here in a YouTube video, was shot and killed by Pasadena police Saturday night in connection with a robbery attempt. The victim of that robbery, Oscar Carrillo, has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter after reporting that his assailants were armed. No weapon was found.

    The parents of an unarmed 19-year-old man fatally shot by two police officers following a false 911 call of an armed robbery will get $1 million, officials said.

    The payments settle a federal wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit brought by the parents of Kendrec McDade against the city.

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    Kenneth McDade, the father of a man who was shot by Pasadena police says he's now the victim of police harassment. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 10. 2013.

    His mother, Anya Slaughter, will get $850,000 and his father, Kenneth McDade will get $187,500.

    Man Who Lied During 911 Call Gets Three Months in Jail

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    A man who admits he lied during a 911 call, a lie which contributed to the death of another man, will spend three months in jail. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on June 17, 2013.

    The settlement was announced last week on the eve of trial in Los Angeles federal court, but the specific dollar amounts were not revealed until Monday.

    Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard said in a statement that while the settlements provide some closure, "this unfortunate incident will not be forgotten."

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    [LA] Mother of Kendrec McDade Calls for Prosecution of the Officers
    Kendrec McDade’s mother is speaking out now that the man who made the false 911 call has been sentenced to jail. Oscar Carillo called police after his backpack was snatched from him near a taco truck on the street. He wanted police to respond quickly, so he called 911 and lied that the thief had pulled a gun on him. She says she wants the Pasadena police officers who responded to the call to face punishment for killing her unarmed son. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

    "It serves to remind us of how difficult police work is and the terrible consequences that can occur during emergency situations," he said. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of the people directly connected to the shooting, including our officers and especially the family of Kendrec McDade as they work to move beyond the loss of their son."

    Kendrec McDade was shot eight times by Pasadena police officers Mathew Griffin and Jeffrey Newlen in March 2012.

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    On Monday it was determined that a man who admitted that he lied during a 911 call, a lie which contributed to the death of another man, will spend three months in jail. On Tuesday the mother of the dead man is determined to hold police responsible for what happened to her son. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on June 18, 2013.

    McDade was unarmed and the caller, Oscar Carrillo-Gonzalez, later admitted to lying in order to get a faster police response and was convicted of making a false report, according to court documents.

    Carrillo-Gonzalez pleaded guilty in June 2013 to two misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to 180 days split between jail and a Caltrans work crew.

    Man Who Lied During 911 Call Gets Three Months in Jail

    [LA] Man Who Lied During 911 Call Gets Three Months in Jail
    A man who admits he lied during a 911 call, a lie which contributed to the death of another man, will spend three months in jail. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on June 17, 2013.

    Police said the officers believed McDade had a weapon, because Carrillo-Gonzalez told a 911 dispatcher he had been robbed of his backpack by armed assailants.

    Carrillo-Gonzalez later admitted that he never saw a gun and had lied to the 911 operator because he was angry and believed that officers would respond more quickly if they thought a gun was involved.

    The police department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office determined the shooting justified. The officers said they saw McDade reach into his waistband so they fired in self defense and in defense of others, officials said.