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$2.5 Million Settlement Approved for Family of a Texas Man Who Died in Police Custody

Dallas City Council members on Wednesday approved a $2.5 million partial settlement for the family of Anthony “Tony” Timpa, who died in Dallas police custody in 2016.

Last September, a Dallas County jury awarded Timpa’s teenage son $1 million in damages in his family’s federal wrongful death lawsuit and nothing to Timpa’s parents or estate.

In a statement ahead of Wednesday’s meeting, a city spokesperson said the partial settlement was reached with three of the four plaintiffs in the lawsuit, including Timpa’s son, but did not specify exactly who would receive the settlement money or how it would be divided.

Read the source article at KERA News

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