Settlement reached in 2012 Bucks County death
A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit involving the June 2012 shooting death of Michael Marino Jr. by Perkasie police in Sellersville -- but no details are being made public.
Atty. Gerald McHugh, who represents the Marino family, would not comment on specifics or answer questions about the settlement.
McHugh would only say: “In addition to any financial settlement, changes were made to police procedure with an aim toward preventing such tragedy in the future.”
Perkasie borough manager Dan Olpere could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.
Perkasie police officer Seth Mumbauer shot and killed 26-year-old Marino in Sellersville during an altercation.
Officials said Marino was under the influence of drugs, mentally ill -- and handcuffed.
Perkasie Police Chief Joseph Gura Jr. cleared the officers involved, but said the department was increasing its training to handle people with mental health issues.
Bucks County District Attorney Dave Heckler didn't charge Mumbauer with criminal wrongdoing but said officers could have done more to diffuse the situation.
Neighbors reported that they saw Marino screaming and acting strangely that June day. Police were called and three officers found Marino in an abandoned building.
Police said they were trying to help Marino, but he assaulted one of the officers.
The district attorney determined the officer was justified in using force.
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