According to reports, the family of Rayshard Brooks was awarded $1 million in a settlement with the city of Atlanta. Brooks was fatally shot by police in a Wendy’s parking lot two years ago after getting into an altercation with two cops who tried to arrest the man for a DUI

Attorneys for the family of Brooks issued a statement on the settlement, saying, “The family of Rayshard Brooks is pleased to have reached a settlement with the city of Atlanta that resolves their civil case. This grieving family has been through so much during this process. Although the children of Mr. Brooks have lost their father, settling the case will undoubtedly assist them with future plans as they come of age.” The statement continued saying, “While we are disappointed that prosecutors didn’t pursue a criminal case against the officers involved in Mr. Brooks’ death, we continue to hold out hope that the Dept. of Justice will intervene in this matter.”

Earlier this year, it was reported that the ex-officer who shot Brooks was granted reinstatement. Stay tuned for more details.  

source: CNN