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):
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.
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."