Partial settlement in fatal shooting by Kansas City police


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a partial settlement in the death of a Kansas City man who was shot by police officers in June 2018.

The parents of 34-year-old Robert White contend in the lawsuit that White was unarmed when he was shot 17 times as he was being used as a “human shield” by another man, who was also shot to death.

The partial settlement involves The Downtown Council of Kansas City and the area’s community improvement district. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed.

The lawsuit continues against the officers involved, a private security company, and the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.

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