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The city of Sacramento will pay $800,000 to the family of a man killed by police who say they thought the man’s cell phone was a gun. The shooting last year of an African-American by a young white police officer set off protests by the city’s African-American community. It also sparked investigations that led to police department policy changes.

Sacramento attorneys said the city settled to avoid even higher payments should the city lose a jury trial.