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Family of Man Who Died in Police Custody Reaches a $6 Million Settlement With the City of Stockton, California

The mother of a man who died while in the custody of Stockton police is calling on law enforcement to prevent similar deaths.

The Stockton City Council recently approved a $6 million settlement with the family of Shayne Sutherland. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Stockton Police Department back in October 2021.

Attorneys for the family say Sutherland died back in 2020 while suffering a mental health crisis and being held down by police. In November 2020, the department released bodycam footage of the moments leading up to Sutherland’s death.

Read the source article at CBS News

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