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Martavious Banks, who was shot by Memphis police, settles lawsuit against city

After originally seeking $10 million, the settlement is reportedly for $200,000.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man who survived a shooting by police after a fleeing a traffic stop has settled his lawsuit against the city of Memphis.

The Commercial Appeal reports Martavious Banks will receive a $200,000 settlement after a voluntary agreement between him and the city was filed in federal court. The original lawsuit had sought $10 million in damages. 

Banks ran from a police traffic stop and was shot by a Memphis officer in September 2018. Banks was critically wounded. 

Banks sued after an investigation showed officers did not have their body cameras activated as required by department policy.

In 2015, the District Attorney, Memphis Police Department (MPD), Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) signed a memorandum of understanding changing the manner in which officer involved death investigations are conducted and handled.


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