A federal judge has approved a $1.5 million settlement between the city of Wilmington and the family of a black man shot to death by police while sitting in his wheelchair.
The judge approved the settlement Tuesday, ending a lawsuit over the September 2015 shooting of 28-year-old Jeremy McDole.
Police confronted McDole, who had been paralyzed in a 2005 shooting, after receiving a 911 call about an armed man who had fired a gun.
A bystander's cellphone footage shows officers repeatedly telling McDole to drop his weapon and raise his hands and McDole, a career criminal, reaching for his waist area before shots erupt.
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Delaware's attorney general's office concluded that criminal charges could not be brought against the four officers, and federal officials declined to bring criminal civil rights charges.