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Little Rock, family of slain Black driver reach settlement

The city of Little Rock and the family of a Black driver shot by a white police officer during...
The city of Little Rock and the family of a Black driver shot by a white police officer during a traffic stop have tentatively reached a settlement.(Pexels)
Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 5:42 PM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The city of Little Rock and the family of a Black driver shot by a white police officer during a traffic stop have tentatively reached a settlement.

U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall on Thursday canceled the trial in the lawsuit the family of Bradley Blackshire had filed.

Marshall said the city had informally advised him of a settlement.

An attorney for Blackshire’s family said the settlement is pending approval by probate court.

Officer Charles Starks fired his gun at least 15 times through the windshield of a car Blackshire was driving in February 2019.

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