VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A civil court jury chanced on a Virginia Coastline police officer liable in the fatal shooting of a man in a 2019 backyard standoff Monday and awarded $1 million to the particular person’s family, news stores document.
The family of 57-yr-mature Jeffrey Tyree sued Detective Bradley Colas, the officer who shot Tyree, and but any other officer who tackled Tyree. The prefer ruled there wasn’t ample evidence against the 2d officer.
Officers replied to a document of a man, Tyree, trying to pain himself and police acknowledged Tyree used to be shot after he picked up a knife and approached an officer in a “threatening manner.” Police and prosecutors determined the shooting used to be justified.
Tim Tyree, one in all Jeffrey’s brothers, acknowledged the family used to be grateful for the decision.
“We feel cherish the reality finally got here out and we finally obtained justice for Jeff,” Tim Tyree acknowledged. “It feels tall.”
The metropolis, which is liable for the jury award, will mission the verdict and charm if significant, Deputy Metropolis Criminal official Christopher Boynton acknowledged. Colas, who’s silent a Virginia Coastline police officer, has the department’s stout beef up, Boynton acknowledged.
“The department supports him 100% and the Metropolis of Virginia Coastline supports him 100%,” Boynton acknowledged. “His job with us is salvage.”