City to pay $2M to man paralyzed in shootingJuly 12, 2019
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis has agreed to pay more than $2 million to a man left partially paralyzed when a police officer shot him during a struggle.
The Indianapolis Star reports the city agreed last month to pay Gerald Cole $2.15 million to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from his October 2016 shooting.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says Officer James Perry shot Cole in the arm and back during a struggle as Perry tried to handcuff Cole's brother.
Cole, who wasn't armed, was left partially paralyzed. His attorney, Richard Waples, says Cole faces a lifetime of medical bills and his "life is forever changed."
A grand jury declined in March 2017 to indict Perry in Cole's shooting. A police review board found Perry was justified for opening fire.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
The Dubois County Health Department confirms six more positive cases of novel coronavirus,...
As days, weeks and months of social distancing push ahead into an uncertain future, meaningful...
The Dubois County Health Department confirms four more positive cases of novel coronavirus,...
Although park facilities — with the exception of playgrounds — were cleared to reopen last...
The Dubois County Health Department reported today a third COVID-19-related death in the county.
Zax Creamery — formerly Big Olaf Creamery — is set to launch in a new north side location on...
Heritage Hills High School graduated 138 in the Class of 2020 this month when e-learning came to...
What will summer look like for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari under the cloud of COVID-19?