(Minneapolis MN-) On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved a $795,000 settlement, nearly five years after a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 22-year-old Terrance Franklin. Franklin was shot and killed by police in 2013 after he led police on a high speed chase, broke into a house, and reportedly grabbed a police officer's gun and shot two officers. Two years later, the family filed a lawsuit, saying Franklin posed no threat to responding SWAT officers because he had been already apprehended. The lawsuit also stated Franklin's hands were in the air, in a surrender position, when he was shot and killed.
Bob Kroll of the Minneapolis Police Officers' Union issued a statement saying "It is with complete and utter disappointment to hear today the City Council of Minneapolis reached a settlement in regards to the death of Terrance Franklin. The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is outraged to say the least. This incident changed lives for many, to include the victim's whose house was burglarized, the victim's whose car was stolen, and the two Police Officers who were shot and significantly injured by Terrance Franklin, while attempting to stop him on his felonious crime spree. This shows the lack of support and compassion the City Council has regarding crime in this great city, the victim's it leaves in its wake, and the care and well-being of our officers. It is a slap in the face of Justice. It seems instead of punishing violent offenders, the City Council is in the business of rewarding violent offenders. This payment only assists with promoting and perpetuating violent acts towards the citizens and visitors of this great city and violence towards Police Officers."