Family of Jerry Amaro wants grand jury investigation

OAKLAND, Calif.

Attorneys for Jerry Amaro's family said on Wednesday they are asking the US Attorney's office to open a grand jury investigation into what happened.

Amaro was beaten in March 2000 during an arrest on suspicion for trying to buy drugs.

Amaro died a few weeks later from fractured ribs that led to pneumonia.

Tuesday evening, the city approved a $1.7 million settlement for Amaro's mother.

Neither the city nor the Oakland Police Department wanted to comment.

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