ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Court papers show New York settling lawsuits against staff at a state residence where a 33-year-old disabled man was “crushed to death” three years ago when he was restrained.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports that the suits by Rasheen Rose’s sister, Shaneice Luke, allege at least three staff at Fineson Developmental Center threw Rose to the ground and one sat on him, while others stood by.

Her attorneys say the $2.15 million settlement reflects the level of culpability.

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office ruled Rose’s death a homicide. Queens prosecutors didn’t charge anyone.

Staff denied wrongdoing, saying they acted within their professional judgment.

The assistant state attorney general representing eight staff says in a federal court filing that the forthcoming settlement will resolve both that lawsuit and another in the state Court of Claims.

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