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Atlanta to Pay $1 Million to Family of Rayshard Brooks

Pete Skandalakis, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, was appointed as a special prosecutor in Brooks' case. Skandalakis determined in August that the use of deadly force was "objectively reasonable," saying that he doesn't think race played a role in the shooting.

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Brooklyn Center, MN, Agrees to $3.25M Settlement in Shooting Death

The settlement won't be finalized until there is an agreement on "substantial and meaningful non-monetary relief," which could include additional training for officers.

WA City Agrees to Pay $1.5M to Assistant Chief Who will Resign Over Nazi Rank Symbol on Door

Had the city simply fired Kammerzell, officials said, he likely would have won his job back — with back pay — through arbitration under federal and state labor laws.

CO City to Pay $15 Million Over In-Custody Death

The tentative agreement amounts to roughly $15 million to be awarded to the family of Elijah McClain, KCNC-TV in Denver first reported Wednesday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations.

Judge: Oakland Police On Track to Get Out from Under Federal Oversight

“The light at the end of the tunnel is closer and brighter than it has been at any time since I’ve been sitting on the case, and I think that’s a result of the ongoing commitment of every important player to this process,” Judge William Orrick said. However, he added, “more work is needed.”

Family of Alton Sterling Receives $4.5 Million Settlement Over 2016 Fatal OIS

The children of a man killed by police in Louisiana's capital city five years ago have accepted a $4.5 million settlement from the local government, the man's family and the city's mayor said Friday.

2 Chauvin Trial Jurors Dismissed After Admitting City's Settlement with Floyd Family Makes Them Biased

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill removed the two who said under his questioning they had heard about a federal lawsuit settlement reached last week and admitted it affected their ability to presume Chauvin is innocent during the course of the trial.

George Floyd's Family Settles with Minneapolis for $27 Million

“I think it’s a potential disaster for (former officer Derek) Chauvin,” said Mary Moriarty, former chief Hennepin County public defender. She said if she were Chauvin’s attorney, she would request a mistrial.

Proposed House Bill Would Mandate Federal Database of Settlements Over Alleged Officer Misconduct

The "Cost of Police Misconduct Act" mandates that the information would be maintained on a federal online database managed by the Attorney General's office.

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Louisville Pays Record Breaking $12 million to the Family of Breonna Taylor

The city of Louisville will pay a record-breaking $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old woman fatally shot by police in her apartment earlier this year.

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