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Settlement reached in Kentucky police shooting case

Posted August 26

— A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Kentucky man shot by police.

The 2012 shooting occurred after 46-year-old Gregory Harrison called police several times to say he wanted to kill his brother, had a gun and needed help.

A federal judge last year allowed the lawsuit to move forward after determining that the shooting was unreasonable because Harrison was committing only minor offenses; he did not advance on the officers or threaten them; and that he was obviously mentally ill and intoxicated.

The Daily News of Bowling Green reports that the lawsuit was brought to a close on Aug. 18. It had been filed by Harrison's estate against the city of Bowling Green and several police officers involved.

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