Seattle police settle wrongful-death lawsuit for $1.5M

SEATTLE (AP) — The City of Seattle will pay the family of Che Taylor $1.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after two police officers shot and killed Taylor outside a Wedgwood neighborhood home. The Seattle Times reports a judge two months ago ordered the case to trial, after evidence raised questions about whether Taylor was actually armed when he was shot. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg declined to file criminal charges against Michael Spaulding and Todd Miller, saying the officers had perceived their lives were in danger on Feb. 21, 2016, as they tried to arrest Taylor for being a felon in unlawful possession of a handgun.