$1 Million Settlement Reached In Man’s Wrongful Death
The family of a 27-year-old man whose unlawful death was caused by police in Clackamas County, Oregon, has reached a $1 million settlement with the county, reports the Gresham News. The family had separately reached a $1 million settlement with the city of Sandy and a former police officer.
In their lawsuit, filed in September 2006, the family of Fouad Kaady alleged the police violated Kaady’s civil rights, used excessive force, then carried out an unconstitutional arrest, and caused a wrongful death.
After rear-ending multiple cars and then wrecking the car he was driving, Kaady was found naked, burned, and bleeding when officers confronted him. Reporting him to be combative, officers attempted to subdue him with 50,000 volts from a stun gun. Claiming they still felt threatened by Kaady the officers then shot him seven times, killing him.
A gas can Kaady was transporting caught fire, causing the crash of his car. Head injuries suffered in the crash and the pain from the burns may have caused Kaady’s erratic behavior, the newspaper reported.
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