New London Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ New London officials have settled a wrongful death lawsuit accusing city police of failing to respond properly to escalating domestic violence incidents that ended with a fatal shooting.

The Day of New London reports  that the city recently agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to the survivors of David Romero, who was shot to death in September 2003.

Police say Romero was the boyfriend of Ayfer Kaya, whose ex-husband critically injured her and killed Romero in the shootings in Kaya’s home. Kaya’s ex-husband, Kurtulus Kalican, is serving a 64-year prison sentence for the shootings.

The lawsuit made several allegations, including that city police failed before the shootings to confiscate the gun used by Kalican despite a court order prohibiting him from possessing a gun.

Information from: The Day,

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