King County settles fatal teen shooting for $2.25 million

Source: Associated Press - View Original Article
Published: May 05, 2020
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68% Conservative


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92% "Dunlap-Gittens' father, Frank Gittens, said the settlement, including the push for dash and body cameras, is a major victory and I think Chance will ..."
80% "The mediated agreement follows the death of 17-year-old Mi'Chance Dunlap-Gittens, who was shot during a 2017 sting operation by King County sheriff's detectives.""
79% "SEATTLE (AP)""
74% "The settlement announced Monday requires Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht to pursue a new policy requiring deputies to use body and dash cameras, The Seattle Times ..."
73% "In a joint statement announcing the settlement, King County said it extends its condolences to the Dunlap-Gittens family and apologizes for the loss of ..."
64% "Efforts to implement dash or body cameras in the King County Sheriff's Office -- one of the largest agencies in the state that does ..."
56% "The settlement includes a provision that Johanknecht meet with Dunlap-Gittens' parents to review a report on the shooting issued by the county's Office of ..."
-64% "The arrest team mistakenly believed a 16-year-old companion of Dunlap-Gittens had been involved in a hit-and-run accident two days earlier that killed the adopted ..."
-68% "-- King County has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit for $2.25 million, an apology and a sheriff's promise to pursue a new ..."
-83% "Dunlap-Gittens was a high school senior when he was killed while fleeing from three plainclothes detectives who sprang from an unmarked van in Des ..."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

92% : Dunlap-Gittens' father, Frank Gittens, said the settlement, including the push for dash and body cameras, is a "major victory and I think Chance will be smiling down on us."
80% : The mediated agreement follows the death of 17-year-old Mi'Chance Dunlap-Gittens, who was shot during a 2017 sting operation by King County sheriff's detectives.
79% : SEATTLE (AP)
74% : The settlement announced Monday requires Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht to pursue a new policy requiring deputies to use body and dash cameras, The Seattle Times reports.
73% : In a joint statement announcing the settlement, King County said it "extends its condolences to the Dunlap-Gittens family and apologizes for the loss of life."
64% : Efforts to implement dash or body cameras in the King County Sheriff's Office -- one of the largest agencies in the state that does not require video recordings of officers' actions -- would require approval by the King County Police Officers Guild, which has opposed similar reforms.
56% : The settlement includes a provision that Johanknecht meet with Dunlap-Gittens' parents to review a report on the shooting issued by the county's Office of Law Enforcement Oversight in February, a family attorney said.
36% : The arrest team mistakenly believed a 16-year-old companion of Dunlap-Gittens had been involved in a hit-and-run accident two days earlier that killed the adopted son of a Seattle police officer.
32% : -- King County has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit for $2.25 million, an apology and a sheriff's promise to pursue a new policy to be named after the teenage victim of a fatal police shooting.
17% : Dunlap-Gittens was a high school senior when he was killed while fleeing from three plainclothes detectives who sprang from an unmarked van in Des Moines, 19 miles (31 kilometres) south of Seattle.

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