- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Bradley County will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a woman who was shot to death by a deputy.

The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports (https://bit.ly/2eyyk46) former Bradley County sheriff’s deputy Dustin Patrick hasn’t admitted wrongdoing in the 2011 incident that left 30-year-old Armetta Foster dead. However, his attorneys have agreed to pay $900,000 to Foster’s family in a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2012. The money will come from Bradley County, which insured Patrick at the time.

The incident began with a welfare check as Foster was walking in the median of I-75 with her two children. Patrick has said Foster came at him with a knife, but her children say Foster jumped on Patrick’s back.

An attorney for Bradley County declined to comment after the announcement Wednesday.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com

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