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Man shot in stomach by Paterson police officer gets $450,000 settlement

By Jayed Rahman
Published: April 28, 2021

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A man shot in the stomach in front of his girlfriend and twin sons outside of the Frank X. Graves Public Safety Complex by a policewoman four years ago is getting $450,000 in settlement, according to public records.

Members of the City Council approved the settlement for Larry Bouie on Tuesday night.

Bouie was behaving erratically and shouting outside of 111 Broadway, the police headquarters, at about 5:50 p.m. on October 29th, 2016 when the on-duty policewoman fired on him. He was wounded in the stomach, according to police.

Bouie was not armed. He also did not have any objects that could have been mistaken for a weapon, says his lawsuit. His shooting sparked a small protest against police in downtown Paterson.

He underwent skin grafting, two life-saving surgeries, physical therapy, and will require additional treatment in the future, according to his lawsuit.

Council members discussed the case with the city’s attorney in a closed-door meeting before approving the settlement.

Funds to pay the settlement is coming from the city’s budget. Council vice president Lilisa Mimms said none of the settlement amount is being covered by excess loss insurance.

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