Family of man killed by Denver police will receive $900,000
DENVER, Colorado – The family of a 64-year-old man who was shot to death by a police officer who apparently mistook a soda can for a gun will receive $900,000 in a settlement approved by the City Council Monday.
Frank Lobato died July 11, 2004, after he was shot by officer Ranjan Ford Jr. who used a ladder to entered the Lobato’s second-floor room while searching for a domestic violence suspect.
Ford said he believed Lobato had a gun. No weapon was found and a soda can was found on the floor of Lobato’s bedroom.
The Denver Post reported money from the settlement will go to the family’s attorney, Kenneth Padilla, and Lobato’s children: Francisco, Anthony, Barbara and Ramona.