SEATTLE (AP) – The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $515,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the estate of a man who was shot and killed by police on New Year’s Eve 2018.
Iosia Faletogo’s last words, caught on police body cameras – “Nope, not reaching!” – became a rallying cry for protesters against police racism and violence.
The department’s Office of Police Accountability found the officers’ actions justified. Body-camera video appeared to show Faletogo had dropped a handgun in a struggle with officers and was unarmed just before the fatal shot was fired.
A message seeking comment from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office was not immediately returned.