$1.5 million settlement OK'd in officer-involved death

Kelly Rayburn, Oakland Tribune, September 23, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday night approved a $1.5 million settlement with the family of a 20-year-old man shot and killed by police two years ago. Gary King Jr. was fatally shot by police Sgt. Pat Gonzales during an altercation Sept. 20, 2007. The city maintained Gonzales believed King had been reaching for a gun, but the killing prompted public outcry from people who believed King waswrongfully killed. The family sued in 2008.

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