City council to decide on $200K payoff in wrongful shooting case

A man who was wrongfully shot by Dallas police is about to get a six-figure payoff at an interesting home address.

Randolph Glenn has been in the Lew Sterrett Jail since September, charged with stabbing a man to death.

His bond is set at $500,000.

Now, the city is poised to pay him for that police shooting, which happened in February 2012.

At that time, Glenn was shot in the leg when police mistook him for a south Dallas robbery-carjacking-kidnapping suspect.

"And that's what I kept telling investigators: ‘Why?'" said Glenn in a 2012 interview. "And they saying I look like somebody."

Glenn, who was 52 at the time, was mistaken for suspect, 29-year-old Donnell Collins.

Collins was shot when police first opened fire near some apartments where police had been searching.

Attorneys filed a federal civil rights lawsuit for Glenn against DPD, charging "...unlawful search and seizure and excessive force..."

Dallas City Council will vote this week to settle Glenn's suit for $200,000.

"When we are wrong, then we must settle as we should, and in this particular case, we will," said Councilman Dwaine Caraway.

On Monday, FOX 4 brought Glenn the news of the settlement that council will vote on.

"Right now, I'm still sort of puzzled on that, there," said Glenn.

Glenn was charged with murder in the stabbing death of another man at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex in September of last year.

"All I remember is coming to the house, it was a brother-in-law…I'm supposed to have got into it with him," said Glenn.

"You don't remember?" asked FOX 4.

"No, sir," said Glenn.

Glenn says he has spoken to an attorney about the charge he now faces, but hasn't yet spoken to the attorney who filed his lawsuit against the police and the officer that shot him.

"At least I got my life, health and strength," said Glenn. "I'm just putting it in God's hands. That's all I can do."

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