Atlanta’s city council Monday approved a $1 million settlement for the family of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police in a Wendy’s parking lot in 2020, attorneys for Brooks’ family announced.
The city council voted 15-0 to approve the settlement, according to a council spokesperson. Attorneys for Brooks’ family said in a statement to USA TODAY on Tuesday they were disappointed prosecutors didn’t pursue criminal charges against the officers, but they still hope the Justice Department will intervene.
“The family of Rayshard Brooks is pleased to have reached a settlement with the city of Atlanta that resolves their civil case,” the statement said. “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.”
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