Settlement made in park ranger shooting at Arch
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government will pay $520,000 to relatives of a man who was shot to death by a park ranger near the Gateway Arch.
The settlement of a lawsuit filed by the relatives of 23-year-old Randolph Scott Jr. was finalized Monday, with neither side admitting fault. Scott’s family originally sought $10 million.
Ranger Joshua Updegraff shot Scott in June 2008 after confronting four men near the Arch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/WsRunE ) reports Updegraff shot Scott several times after he was dragged by a car door when Scott tried to drive away.
An attorney for Scott says the family believed Updegraff improperly used force, had a history of incidents involving force and was not properly trained or supervised.
A U.S. Attorney says the government believes Updegraff acted properly.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
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