King County settles fatal teen shooting for $2.25 million

SEATTLE (AP) — 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. The Seattle Times reports 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. The settlement requires the sheriff to pursue a policy requiring deputies to use body and dash cameras. Implementing use of the cameras would require approval by the King County Police Officers Guild.