Family of man shot dead by Nor­folk po­lice set­tles suit

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - SUNDAY IN VIRGINIA -

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.

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