- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A woman who sued the city of Norfolk after a police officer shot her has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/2afc6E5 ) that the City Council approved the settlement, and 26-year-old Jasmine Glespie accepted it on Wednesday.

Mayor Kenny Alexander tells the Pilot that national tension over police shootings pushed the council work out a settlement.

The city attorney says the city didn’t admit wrongdoing.

Glespie was shot in August 2014 as police were responding to a disturbance. Police say Glespie, who was in the Navy at the time, refused orders to driving stop after she allegedly hit a woman with her car. Authorities say she resisted when an officer tried to pull her out of the car, and the officer shot her in the abdomen.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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