Police Shooting Lawsuit News

Motorist Deaths by South Carolina Police Trigger Costly Settlements

Police forces in South Carolina have reached several high-dollar settlements in cases where officers have shot and killed drivers and others in moving vehicles in the past several years. Here are some of the most expensive settlements: Zachary Hammond Hammond’s …

Family of Florida Man Fatally Shot by Deputy Settles Suit for $2.5M

The parents of an unarmed man fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s sergeant at the family’s nursery announced Monday that they have agreed to a $2.5 million settlement and called for the reopening of a criminal investigation into their son’s …

$1M Settlement in Police Shooting in Colorado Capital

City councilors in Denver, Colo. have approved a nearly $1 million settlement with the family of a teenager who was shot and killed by police while driving a stolen car toward an officer in 2015. The proposed settlement in the …

Family of Man Killed by South Carolina Officer Settles Suit for $2.15M

The family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer last year has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Seneca for $2.15 million. The settlement, nearly 10 times higher than a …

Family of Man Shot by Charlotte Police Settle with City for $2M

The city of Charlotte has reached a $2.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in 2013. City Attorney Bob Hagemann announced at a news conference …

South Carolina Mayor’s Death Settlement Reduced to $10M

A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit against the town of Cottageville over the shooting death of the former mayor by a police officer. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the $97 million awarded by a federal jury …

South Carolina City to Pay $700K to Family of Pregnant Woman Shot by Cop

The family of a pregnant woman shot and killed by a Woodruff police office will be given $700,000 to settle a lawsuit over the killing. Lacey Lamb’s family said the 28-year-old woman was trying to stop the car instead of …

Rockford, Illinois, Settles Police Shooting Lawsuit for $1.1M

The city of Rockford, Ill., has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run day care by two white police officers in 2009, according to officials. In a …