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Fayetteville settles with family of man killed by police officer

Posted January 14, 2014

— The Fayetteville City Council agreed Monday to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man killed in 2011 by a police officer.

Gregory Paul Townsend, 45, of Linden, died 10 days after being shot by Officer Bobby Cash on Oct. 17, 2011, during a traffic stop.

When Cash approached the car in the parking lot of Sparky's Club, at 740 Bragg Blvd., a fight ensued, and he fired several shots at Townsend during the struggle, police said.

According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Townsend's mother, Townsend was unarmed and was shot three times in the back

Cash has since resigned from the Fayetteville Police Department, officials said.


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  • IRISH281 Jan 15, 2014

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    Thanks for being the judge and jury Mr. Hans. Glad you were there to see the whole thing unfold.

  • Mr. Hans Jan 15, 2014

    Cash should be in jail for murder.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 15, 2014

    Looks like there may of been a very good chance a jury would not of awarded that money.