Portland pays out $2.3M for police shooting

Portland pays out $2.3M for police shooting

Portland pays out $2.3M for police shooting

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:33 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 10:20 AM

PORTLAND -- The City of Portland settled for $2.3 million Tuesday after a policeman mistook lethal shotgun rounds for beanbag rounds on June 30, 2011, shooting and wounding an unarmed mentally-ill man.

William Kyle Monroe sued the city after the shooting, in which he suffered pellet wounds to his sciatic nerve, pelvis, bladder and colon. He sought $11 million in damages.

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The suit also asked that the officer involved, Dane Reister, be fired, claiming Monroe's civil rights were violated.

In November 2011, Reister was indicted on assault charges by a Multnomah County Grand Jury in connection with the case. The case remains open with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and Reister is still on paid administrative leave.

"The Portland Police Bureau continues to hope for Mr. Monroe's full recovery and the Bureau recognizes that this incident has been extremely difficult for everyone involved," said Sgt. Pete Simpson upon announcing the settlement.

Background: Police fire lethal shotgun rounds instead of beanbag

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