The family of Marcus Golden has won a massive settlement from the city of St. Paul. Minnesota, just eight years after he was tragically shot and killed by police.
On Jan. 18, city council members approved a $1.3 million settlement that will be awarded to Golden’s family nearly eight years after police killed him. The officers responsible for the 24-year-old’s death will be dismissed from the lawsuit, according to the Star Tribune. St. Paul city council members said that the funds will be granted to Golden’s aunt Monique Cullars-Doty, who has become a prominent voice in the fight against police brutality since her nephew’s death.
“The family of Marcus Golden has long-standing ties to our Saint Paul community, and while we cannot imagine the pain the family feels, we can learn from this tragedy,” Mayor Melvin Carter said in a statement. “The [police] department remains committed to building the skills and expertise necessary for officers to best respond to the varying needs of our community. While Saint Paul has come a long way since the death of Mr. Golden, we still have work to do.”
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