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Seattle Times/KING 5

Seattle Times/KING 5

From today’s Seattle Times:

A $10 million settlement has been reached between King County and the family of Christopher Sean Harris, the Edmonds man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in May 2009 when he was shoved into a wall by a sheriff’s deputy.

The settlement — the largest individual award in the county’s history — comes as a civil trial was under way in Tacoma on a personal-injury lawsuit filed against King County by Harris’ wife, accusing Deputy Matthew Paul of acting negligently and using excessive force. Paul was scheduled to testify on Tuesday. (more…)

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