NY1 At 20: 2000 Report Shows Tension At Funeral For Security Guard Killed By Police
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In the early morning hours of March 16, 2000, undercover police shot and killed Patrick Dorismond, an unarmed Brooklyn security guard during a scuffle outside a bar on Manhattan's West Side. The tension between the African-American community and police boiled over during Dorismond's funeral in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on March 25, 2000, and NY1's Rebecca Spitz filed this report on that day.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: On July 27, 2000, a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Anthony Vasquez in connection with Dorismond's death, calling the shooting accidental.
In 2003 the city settled a lawsuit with Dorismond's family for two point five million dollars.