Mom police shooting victim says she rejected offer to settle

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of police shooting victim Darrien Hunt says she's rejected a $900,000 offer to settle a lawsuit against the city that employs the officers.

Susan Hunt said Thursday that she couldn't agree to the offer that would have barred her from talking about the case publicly.

Her comments came during a Thursday memorial marking the year anniversary of her son's death in Saratoga Springs. Darrien Hunt was a black man confronted by police and killed as he walked through a shopping center holding a costume samurai sword on Sept. 10, 2014.

Prosecutors ruled that the shooting was justified because the sword appeared real and officers thought he could hurt someone.

A lawyer for the city of Saratoga Springs, Heather White, declined to discuss any possible settlement negotiations in the case.

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