The Latest: Lawyer: Family got 'transformational' settlement

An attorney for the family of a woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2017 says the family agreed to settle a lawsuit against the city only because the amount was "transformational."

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Latest on the city of Minneapolis paying a $20 million settlement to the family of an unarmed woman shot and killed by a police officer in 2017 (all times local):

3 p.m.

An attorney for the family of a woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2017 says the family agreed to settle a lawsuit against the city only because the amount was "transformational."

Bob Bennett says the $20 million settlement the city will pay to the family of Justine Ruszczyk Damond "serves as a marker for future transgressions."

Damond was shot when she approached a police squad car just minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. The officer had argued he used deadly force to stop a threat after he and his partner were startled by a loud bang on the car, but he was convicted this week of murder and manslaughter.

Bennett says the officer's conviction didn't play a big role in the settlement coming together so soon after a verdict.

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12:40 p.m.

The city of Minneapolis is paying $20 million to settle a lawsuit over a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime.

Noor argued that he and his partner were startled by a loud bang on their squad car and that he fired to protect them from a perceived threat.

Frey called the settlement "a way for our city to move forward."