While New York City has been barraged by the media recently over the shooting death of Amadou Diallo by undercover police, no notice has been given to a recent multimillion dollar settlement by the city of Miami over an equally sensational shooting.

The city will pay $2.5 million to the family of a 72-year-old widower who was slain by police in his own bedroom during a ferocious SWAT team raid. The deal was approved last week by the state Financial Oversight Board, which oversees the city’s finances.

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