The City of Detroit agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed against Sgt. Stephen Kue, who has an extensive history of misconduct, but has been seldom disciplined, reports WXYZ's Ross Johens.
It's at least the ninth suit filed against the cop since 2009. He's still on the force.
This most recent settlement stems from a lawsuit filed by Mark Gaddis, who Kue shot in 2017 following a raid at his aunt’s house. Kue would later say that he opened fire only after Gaddis pointed a gun at him. Another officer supported his account, and police recovered a firearm at the scene.
After being shot, Gaddis was hospitalized. But multiple witnesses said Gaddis had no gun and that he was running away from Kue at the time he was shot. The firearm recovered by officers didn’t have enough DNA to determine if anyone had touched it.
Gaddis was charged with 11 felonies and acquitted by a jury of all of them. He sued Kue and his fellow officers in 2018.