York County Police Shooting Lawsuit Settled

YORK (AP) – York County and Springettsbury Township will pay $285,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a shoplifter fatally shot by police outside a Kmart in 2012. The township will pay $275,000 and the county $10,000 to settle claims brought by the family of Todd Shultz. The 40-year-old man was killed after police say he resisted multiple attempts to arrest him outside the store in December 2012. Police say he was armed with a knife and scissors. Township manager Benjamin Marchant says the supervisors are “very disappointed” in the settlement, which he says was a “business decision” made by the township’s insurance carrier. The township police chief opposed the settlement, and says he stands by his officers.

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