Family, sister of NY student killed by cops to sue

Updated at: 08/09/2013 9:05 PM
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(AP) MINEOLA, N.Y. - The family of a New York college student who was killed by a policeman during a home invasion has taken the first legal step toward suing the county and police department.

Attorneys for the estate of Andrea Rebello filed a notice of claim against Nassau County and the Nassau County Police Department on Friday. Rebello’s twin sister, Jessica Rebello, also filed a notice of claim, saying she was harassed and detained by officers after the May 17 shooting.

Rebello, a Hofstra University junior, was killed after she was held by intruder Dalton Smith in her off-campus home. Smith was also shot and killed by a Nassau County police officer who entered the house.

Nassau County Attorney John Ciampoli tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/1cl0ut5 ) the shooting was tragic, and said his office was open to settlement offers.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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