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Prosecutors Launching Probe Into Shooting Death Of Nat'l Guardsman, Family Lawyer Says

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A lawyer for the family of a national guardsman shot and killed by an New York City police detective says federal prosecutors are launching a preliminary investigation into the incident.

The probe will look into whether there were civil rights violations committed.

Noel Polanco, 22, was shot during a traffic stop on Grand Central Parkway in October 2012.

Police say Detective Hassan Hamdy shot Polanco because he appeared to be reaching for a gun, but no weapon was ever found.

Hamdy maintains that he acted within the law.

Polanco's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the NYPD.

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