$2.5 Settlement For Family Of Noel Polanco, National Guardsman Shot Dead By NYPD

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop has settled with the city for millions.

As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported Wednesday, Noel Polanco’s mother, Cecilia Reyes, was supposed to discuss the $2.5 million settlement Wednesday. But she had to be rushed to an area hospital with chest pains, leaving her attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, to do the talking.

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“The family feels that the criminal side of our justice system failed them,” Rubenstein said.

Polanco was killed on Oct. 4, 2012, when he was shot by Detective Hassan Hamdy on the Grand Central Parkway near LaGuardia Airport. Police said Polanco had been pulled over for driving erratically and for cutting off an unmarked Emergency Services Unit vehicle.

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