Departments settle excessive force lawsuit

Officers from a regional SWAT team raided the home of Ronald Terebesi while looking for drugs and guns in 2008.

Officers from a regional SWAT team raided the home of Ronald Terebesi while looking for drugs and guns in 2008. (9/23/15)

EASTON - Five local police departments have reached a settlement with an Easton home owner who claims officers used excessive force in a raid that resulted in the death of his friend.

Officers from a regional SWAT team raided the home of Ronald Terebesi while looking for drugs and guns in 2008.

Police found a small amount of drugs, but never found any weapons.

During the raid, Terebesi's friend was shot and killed by officers.

His family settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with police last year.

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