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Family of Scout Schultz, who was fatally shot by Georgia Tech campus police, settles lawsuit for $1 million {dollars}

Scout Schultz, who recognized as nonbinary and intersex and used the pronouns “they” and “them,” was fatally shot on September 16, 2017, by campus police after approaching officers with a knife and saying, “shoot me.” At the time, a household lawyer stated Schultz was affected by a “mental breakdown.” In a lawsuit filed two years after the capturing, the Schultz household claimed the officer who shot Scout, Tyler Beck, had not obtained correct disaster intervention coaching, not like different officers on the scene. 

As a part of the settlement settlement, Georgia Tech pays the Schultz household $1 million {dollars}, which is likely one of the highest settlements of its form in Georgia in opposition to a college’s police drive in an officer-involved capturing, the discharge said. In addition to the monetary compensation, Schultz’s mother and father and attorneys demanded different substantive adjustments to the policing course of at Georgia Tech University.  

“Georgia Tech University should be saluted for their efforts to amicably resolve this situation and the changes the university made to protect their student body. We are hopeful that the university’s example of caring effort will be replicated nationwide. Students have let us know the LGBTQIA community is often overlooked and we hope these positive changes continue and that Scout’s life will stand for change,” Chris Stewart, lawyer for the household, stated in an announcement.

CNN has reached out to Georgia Tech for a remark.

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