Fayetteville settles with family of man killed by police officer
Posted January 14, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.