August 9, 2022

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Zachary Gifford shooting: $9.5 million settlement in Kiowa County police killing

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KIOWA COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A $9.5 million settlement has been reached in the case of an unarmed man shot in the back three times and killed during a Kiowa County traffic stop.

Attorneys for the estate of Zachary Gifford say he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on April 9, 2020, for failure to signal. He was suspected of drug possession “and had an empty baggie in his jeans coin pocket with some residue that did not even constitute a misdemeanor,” wrote attorneys John Holland and Anna Holland Edwards from the Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman law firm.

Gifford, of Eads, was shot and killed as he ran from law enforcement.

“Police cannot shoot people who are running away from them in the back when they aren’t threatening immediate harm to the…

Lanie Lee Cook

2022-04-18 23:17:11

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