Tacoma settles police shooting lawsuit for $8 million

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Tacoma has agreed to an $8 million settlement for a man who was paralyzed and had his legs amputated after being shot by a police officer during a low-speed chase. The settlement Friday came two weeks into a federal civil rights trial that was being conducted on Zoom because of COVID-19 precautions. Than Orn was repeatedly shot by Officer Kristopher Clark in 2011 as officers tried to stop him for driving with his headlights off. Shortly before the settlement was reached, Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell acknowledged on the witness stand that the department violated policies during the pursuit.