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.