LANSING, Mich (WOOD) — The household of a teen shot and killed by an Eaton County sheriff’s officer has reached a $2.four million settlement, greater than two years after his dying.
Sgt. Jonathan Frost shot Deven Guilford seven occasions throughout a Feb. 28, 2015 visitors cease.
The officer had stopped Guilford for flashing his excessive-beam headlights. Guilford both didn’t have his license or refused to provide it to Frost in the course of the cease, resulting in a struggle that ended within the capturing.
Guilford’s household filed the lawsuit towards Frost and Eaton County, saying the deputy violated the Michigan Wrongful Dying Act and Guilford’s civil rights.
The $2.four million settlement can be paid by Eaton County’s danger supervisor, the Michigan Municipal Danger Administration Authority.
Frost’s lawyer tells our Lansing sister station WLNS that beneath the settlement, a federal lawsuit shall be dismissed and no extra claims might be made.
–The Related Press contributed to this story.