A Florida jury awarded a family $4.00 for pain and suffering after a deputy shot and killed a father of 3 in his own home.`
CNN reports that family of Gregory Hill is “heartbroken” after a jury awarded them $4.00 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering after Deputy Christopher Newman shot the father of three through his garage door after a neighbor complained about noise.
Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory Hill Jr., 30, in 2014 after a mother picking up her child at a school across the street called in a noise complaint.
Newman and another deputy responded to Hill’s home, Hill partially opened the garage door, closed it and Newman fired four times, hitting Hill three times, including once in the head, according to court and police records.
No charges were filed against Newman, who said he shot Hill because he brandished a handgun. Hill’s mother, Viola Bryant, filed a lawsuit against Newman and Sheriff Ken Mascara, alleging wrongful death, negligence, excessive force and violations of Hill’s 14th and 15th Amendment rights.
Bryant also accused a SWAT team that responded to the scene of firing so much tear gas and causing so much damage to Hill’s one-story home that no one can live in it now.
According to documents, the jury deliberated for 10 hours and found that Newman was not liable and that Hill was 99% responsible for his own death.
Flip the page for news video of this heartbreaking story.