The City of Charlotte has settled with the family of a 17-year-old who died in March 2008 after being shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer with a Taser, according to an attorney representing the family. The out-of-court agreement was announced Tuesday by attorney Ken Harris, who represented the family of Darryl Turner in a suit against the city. ... Turner died March 20, 2008, after a confrontation with police at a north Charlotte grocery store where Turner had worked. [LINK]
Taser International (not involved in this case, not yet...) would perhaps announce such a 'settlement' as being, "Another lawsuit dismissed with prejudice." They've been caught twisting 'settlements' into 'dismissals' on more than one occasion. One could be forgiven for thinking that they were intentionally being deceptive in those cases - but who knows...
Harris said he expects other litigation in the case, however.
Gee, I wonder who else might be in the legal crosshairs next?
If I were a betting man, I'd be looking at a judgement in the mid-eight figures range. But that's just a guess on my part.
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