Indianapolis pays $650K to family of slain unarmed black man

June 26, 2018

The city of Indianapolis has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot last year by police officers during a traffic stop.

A settlement agreement released Tuesday by Indianapolis' corporation counsel says the city has agreed to make that payment to attorneys for Aaron Bailey's family.

The city also agreed to continue training officers on how to prevent confrontations from escalating "into the type of tragic loss of life" that occurred when the 45-year-old Bailey was fatally shot in June 2017.

Bailey's family has agreed to drop their federal lawsuit against the city and two police officers. That suit contends Bailey posed no threat to the officers when they shot him after he sped away from a traffic stop.


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