MILWAUKEE — On Oct. 13, the city introduced a resolution to settle the wrongful death case Sylville Smith's family had brought against the city of Milwaukee for $4 million dollars.
The federal case was scheduled to go to trial next month, according to court records. Those records have not yet been updated to show the settlement.
The City Attorney's Office is asking the Finance and Personnel Committee as well as the Common Council to authorize borrowing the money for the settlement.
Here's that resolution:
Smith was shot and killed by former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominque Heaggan-Brown after fleeing from a traffic stop on Aug. 13, 2016.
The shooting sparked two nights of violent unrest, resulting in several businesses looted, burned down, and multiple arrests in the Sherman Park area.