City settles lawsuit for $2.3M after police officer kills teenager

The officer, who was responding to a report of a suicide threat, opened fire on a van as 17-year-old John Albers was driving.
1:35 | 01/17/19

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major settlement tonight after the call to police for help over worries a 17-year-old could be suicidal. When police arrived, the young man is shot as he backs up in the family mini van. Police firing more than a dozen times. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: The moment, captured on a police dashcam last January in Overland Park, Kansas. You can see police in the driveway of 17-year-old John Albers' home, responding to a report that the teenager was threatening suicide on facetime. He took pills. He's drinking heavily. He saw this on facetime. And he also told the pr he was going to stab himself and he's done with life. Reporter: The van seen backing out -- Stop! Stop! Reporter: When the officer opens fire. The van spinning around and backing up toward his house again as the officer fires 11 more shots, killing the teenager. The city had argued the teenager had driven the van at the officer and that he feared for his life when he fired his weapon. Tonight, the city of Overland Park settling a lawsuit with the family for $2.3 million, reportedly making no admission of wrongdoing. The family accusing the officer of acting recklessly and deliberately, and that Albers might have been simply backing his mom's mini van out of the family garage. Tonight, Albers' mother saying, "John is forever gone, and there is nothing that can ever excuse such an unrbl use of force." And David, his mother says that she can only hope that this will prevent similar tragedies from happening to other families. David? Gio Benitez, thank you.

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