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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 10:13 AM

California city announced $4 million settlement over fatal police shooting of mentally ill Black man

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/us/miles-hall-police-shooting-settlement/index.html

California city announced $4 million settlement over fatal police shooting of mentally ill Black man

By Christina Maxouris, CNN

Updated 4:34 AM ET, Tue September 22, 2020

(CNN) A California city announced a $4 million settlement of a federal lawsuit with the family of Miles Hall, a 23-year-old Black man who was shot by police last year while having a mental health episode.

"The events of the day were tragic and difficult for all involved -- the Hall family, the Walnut Creek community, and the police officers called to the scene," the city of Walnut Creek said in a Friday news release. "While the City recognizes the continuing loss for the Hall family, it is the City's sincere hope that settlement of this civil lawsuit will provide a step towards healing."

A long court battle, the city's attorney Noah Blechman said in the release, "is not in the best interest of anyone involved."

The settlement, Hall's mother says, does not mean justice for her son. But it means the family can move on from legal proceedings and focus on the work they've started through the Miles Hall Foundation, pushing for a reformed response to mental health emergencies.

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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. RIP Miles...

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