- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas has agreed to pay a $900,000 settlement to the family of an unarmed man killed by police in October 2010.

The Thursday settlement agreement brought an early end to the trial of a federal suit brought by the family of Tobias Mackey, whom police shot dead as they patrolled an apartment complex for illicit drug activity. Closing arguments had been scheduled for Friday.

The lawsuit had sought $5.4 million in damages to be divided among Mackey’s six surviving family members. The Dallas City Council must still approve the payment.

A police officer said he opened fire on Mackey because the man was hiding his hands despite demands to show them. A nearby officer, however, testified that he didn’t think Mackey posed a threat.



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