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Kansas City to pay $5M after police killing of Black man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer.

The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that the Board of Police Commissioners reached the settlement agreement in a closed meeting earlier this week.

Police said 30-year-old Terrance Bridges, Jr. was killed in May 2019 when officers responded to a report of a carjacking.

The officer said he thought Bridges was pulling a gun while resisting arrest and was shot during a struggle.

Bridges family maintained he was unarmed, not resisting and was not involved in the carjacking.

The officer was not charged and is still on the police force.

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