NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia man who sued police after an officer shot him will get a settlement of $425,000.
The Virginian-Pilot confirmed (http://bit.ly/2skbDIt) the settlement Thursday with Norfolk City Attorney Bernard Pishko.
The 34-year-old man who got shot is black. The former officer who shot him is white.
Marius Mitchell had tried to sue the city of Norfolk for $10 million, alleging false arrest and excessive force. But a judge declared a mistrial in April after jurors deadlocked.
Former officer Neal Robertson shot Mitchell in 2013, and authorities charged him with dragging a police officer and other counts. A jury acquitted him on all charges in 2015.
Since the incident, Mitchell said he’s racked up $180,000 in medical bills.
He said the city initially offered a $50,000.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com