- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a western New York man who died four years after being paralyzed in a police shooting.

Jeffrey Edwards filed the suit against the town of West Seneca before his death in 2014. Lawyers said Thursday it was recently settled for $4.65 million.

Edwards was wounded in a barrage of gunfire in 2010 after a passenger in his car shot at police with a high-powered rifle during a traffic stop.

Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan says the four officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing.

She says the settlement will be paid by the town’s insurance carriers.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide