Family of man shot dead by Norfolk police settles suit
NORFOLK— The family of a mentally ill man who was shot dead by a Norfolk police officer has settled a wrongful- death lawsuit. The settlement is for $ 90,000, The Virginian- Pilot reported. The family originally sought $ 2.5 million.
Norfolk police officer Carl Leo Seger shot Lawrence Faine in 2014. Seger is white; Faine, 72, was black. A judge had ordered Seger to arrest Faine and take him to a hospital. Seger said he acted in self- defense after Faine pulled out a knife. Faine’s family claimed that Seger acted recklessly when he forced his way into the apartment with a gun.
The local prosecutor’s office determined that Seger had to shoot Faine to protect himself and others.