Portland to pay nearly $1M over police killing of man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The estate of a man who was shot to death by police last summer will receive nearly $1 million in a wrongful death settlement from the City of Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland police shot Lane Martin nine times on July 30, 2019. Police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance with a weapon in a grocery store parking lot. According to officials, a store security guard confronted Martin, who displayed what witnesses described as an ax or hatchet. Officers fired sponge-tipped munitions at Martin, who dropped the weapon. Police followed him through an apartment courtyard where they shot him. The mayor’s office did not respond to multiple requests for comment.