City of Norfolk agrees to give family $1.5 million in deadly officer-involved shooting

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of David Latham, a man who was shot and killed by Officer Michael Edington in 2014.

Edington responded to the call on June 5, 2014 where Latham's family said he grabbed a knife during an argument. Latham was mentally ill.

The officer said Latham posed a threat with the knife as he appeared to move in order to attack.

That's when court documents reveal Edington "immediately" removed his gun and pointed it at Latham. 

Edington was charged with voluntary manslaughter, but was later found not guilty by a jury.

The city reached the settlement following a conference with a federal magistrate judge. 

City officials say the agreement is not an admittance to any wrongdoing or liability on its part or on the part of Edington. 

The city also stated that it has implemented policies and training in the hopes of preventing similar incidents like the one with Latham in the future.

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