Family of Australian Woman Fatally Shot by Minneapolis Police officer in 2017 Reach $20 Million Settlement

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(Reuters) – Minneapolis city officials on Friday announced a $20 million settlement with the family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2017, just days after the officer was convicted of crimes associated with the killing.

The settlement of a civil suit brought by the family of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, which came after two days of talks, includes $18 million for the family and $2 million to be donated to an anti-gun violence group, city officials said.

“This is not a victory for anyone, but rather a way for our city to move forward,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in announcing the settlement at a news conference.

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