City council OKs $200K settlement in excessive force lawsuit

The Dallas City Council approved a $200,000 payment on Wednesday to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed against Dallas police.

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 after he was wrongfully shot in Feb. 2012.

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

Attorneys for Glenn filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the police department and the officer involved.

In 2014, Glenn was charged in the stabbing death of his sister's boyfriend.

"Because there was a crime afterward doesn't make, doesn't interfere with that settlement, I don't believe," said Dallas City Councilman Sheffie Kedane, who chairs the Public Safety Committee.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says one case has nothing to do with the other.

"You have to isolate each case individually and not mix the two, and that's what I think we did here, and I think it was the right decision," said Rawlings.

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