City of Portland reaches settlement in 2017 deadly police shooting

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A six-figure settlement has been reached by the city of Portland and the mother of a man who was shot and killed by police back in May of 2017 at a MAX station in southeast Portland.

Police say Terrell Johnson threatened people with a knife and a grand jury ruled the use of force justified. The Oregon Justice Resource Center says his mother and the city of Portland reached a $600,000 settlement agreement. The OJRC says Johnson was having a mental health crisis for which he unsuccessfully sought medical help.

The settlement is expected to be approved by city council this summer.

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nativepdx

I'm sure the people he was threatening were also having a "mental health crisis"

kyjaha

So, dude was at max station brandishing knife, threatening folks. The city of Portland doesn't have any mental health crisis centers, the county and state do, along with the various hospitals that have psych units, but that isn't city. The grand jury reviewed the facts and declared it a good shoot. So why is city of Portland squandering tax payer money to appease the family and BLM? The city of Portland owes it to the tax payers to not be handing out our money 2hich we worked hard for, just because he was a black dude who went on tilt!

Charlatan

The guy is clearly white. You're a total moron.

Jefferson

Terrell Kyreem?

WebFootSTi

$600,000 is "go away" money.

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