Civil Plaintiff

$6.2M Settlement Reached for Man Paralyzed After Police Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A northern Minnesota county has agreed to a more than $6 million settlement in connection to a police shooting last summer that left a man paralyzed.

Carlton County announced Wednesday that it will pay Shawn Olthoff $6.2 million to settle all claims brought against the county in a federal civil rights lawsuit. The county did not admit any fault in the shooting.

According to The Star Tribune, this could be the largest payout in greater Minnesota related to law enforcement misconduct.

On July 29, 2019, police conducting a search warrant in Olthoff’s mother’s Moose Lake home shot him twice, injuring his spinal cord and leaving him paralyzed. Olthoff was unarmed at the time.

Read the source article at WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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