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Family donating settlement in police shooting

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The father of a 29-year-old man who was fatally shot by a Michigan police officer in 2010 says money from a $2.2 million court settlement over his death will go to charities and police departments.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports the list of those getting money includes the Sandusky Police Department.

Kent Kramer was shot to death Feb. 27, 2010 by Sandusky Officer Scott Mintz during an attempted arrest.

Doug Kramer says he hopes money will be used for training.

A federal civil lawsuit against the city of Sandusky and Mintz was settled out of court this week.

Kent Kramer was shot five times. Police said Mintz was attempting to arrest Kramer for drunken driving when he became belligerent. A prosecutor cleared Mintz in the shooting.

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