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  • $12.5 million settlement for family of unarmed black...

    Friday Sep 7 | via The Olympian 

    The city of Lakewood, its police chief and two officers have dropped an appeal of a record $15.1 million jury verdict in the 2013 SWAT-team sniper-death of Leonard Thomas, an unarmed black man who was killed as he clutched his 4-year-old son following a four-hour standoff, and have agreed to pay Thomas' family $12.5 million to settle the wrongful-death and civil-rights lawsuit. The settlement in the racially charged case leaves in place the July 2017 unanimous verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court in Seattle finding Lakewood, Fife and members of the Pierce County Metro SWAT team committed 14 separate civil-rights violations that night, including illegal seizure and use of excessive force.


    Related Topix: Lakewood, WA, Fife, WA, Pierce County, WA