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Andrea Rebello (credit: CBS 2)

Lawsuit Filed By Family Of Hofstra Student Accidentally Shot Dead By Police

The family of a Hofstra University student shot and killed by a police officer during a standoff officially filed a lawsuit against Nassau County and its police department Friday.

05/16/2014

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Nassau County Police Probe Inflammatory Tweets About Officer

Nassau County police have launched an investigation, after a series of threatening tweets targeting Officer Nikolas Budimlic – the officer who accidentally shot and killed a Hosftra University student last May.

10/16/2013

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Family Of Slain Hofstra Student Files Suit Against Nassau County Police Department

Investigators say Andrea Rebello died in May after an intruder put her in a headlock, then pointed a gun at an officer who had rushed into the home. The officer fired eight times, killing both Rebello and would-be robber Dalton Smith.

08/10/2013

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Court Papers: Andrea Rebello’s Family To Sue Nassau County Police For Wrongful Death

According to court papers filed by the family’s lawyer, the pending suit alleges “wrongful death, civil rights and negligence actions against the County of Nassau and its police officers and possibly other defendants to be named after discovery,” reported Newsday.

06/11/2013

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Mourners Bid Final Farewell To Hofstra Student Accidentally Shot By Police

Worshippers exchanged hugs Wednesday as they arrived for Andrea Rebello’s funeral at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow.

05/22/2013

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Police Union Defends Officer’s Actions In Hofstra University Standoff

While critics have questioned the actions of the Nassau County police officer who accidentally killed a 21-year-old Hofstra University student, police union officials have called him “a great cop who did the right thing.”

05/21/2013

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Nassau County Officer’s Actions Dissected In Incident That Killed Hofstra Student

John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Michele Galietta said the officer was confronted with a split-second choice when a masked man holding 21-year-old Hofstra University student Andrea Rebello in a headlock pointed a loaded handgun at him.

05/20/2013

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Sad Graduation Day At Hofstra Following Student’s Death In Home Invasion

Graduation day was bittersweet for students at Hofstra University Sunday, as students carried heavy hearts for a classmate who was shot and killed in a violent home invasion.

05/19/2013

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Authorities: Hofstra Student Was Struck And Killed By Officer’s Bullet

A funeral mass is planned for next week for a Hofstra University student who was shot and killed during a break-in at her apartment on the school’s campus in Uniondale.

05/18/2013