Documents unsealed in police shooting lawsuit

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 6, 2016 at 5:21 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Newly unsealed court documents indicate the mother of a man fatally shot by Utah police reluctantly agreed to a $900,000 settlement before she publicly rejected the offer.

A transcript of a phone call with her former lawyer shows Susan Hunt said she would sign a deal with the city of Saratoga Springs in August. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell made the documents public Wednesday, ruling that Hunt had waived attorney-client privilege on the issue.

Hunt later told reporters that she'd refused the agreement and gotten new lawyers.

Her new attorney Paul Lydolph has said she never agreed to settle. He did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The city wants a judge to enforce the agreement in the death of Darrien Hunt, who was holding a costume samurai sword when he was killed.

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