City of Seattle pays $515,000 settlement in police shooting

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SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $515,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the estate of a man who was shot and killed by police on New Year’s Eve 2018.

Iosia Faletogo’s last words, caught on police body cameras — “Nope, not reaching!” — became a rallying cry for protesters against police racism and violence.

The department’s Office of Police Accountability found the officers’ actions justified.

Body-camera video appeared to show Faletogo had dropped a handgun in a struggle with officers and was unarmed just before the fatal shot was fired.

A message seeking comment from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office was not immediately returned.

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