Man shot in head by police gets USD 2 million settlement


ATLANTA: A Georgia man whom a cop says he coincidentally shot in the head five years prior has gotten a claim settlement from Fulton County.

News organizations report that the district and 21-year-old DeAnthony Cunningham’s family finished a $2 million settlement a week ago in front of a trial that was planned for the current week for the situation against Officer Benjamin Griggs.

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Cunningham was 16 years of age when Griggs shot him in July 2011.

Police say the adolescent, who was a traveler in a stolen auto, ran when an officer drew closer the vehicle at a Union City service station parking area.

Griggs discovered Cunningham in close-by woods and says he coincidentally pulled the trigger while Cunningham had his hands behind his head.

Cunningham experienced 18 surgeries and amassed over $1 million in doctor’s visit expenses.

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