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Man shot through door by Duluth police gets $600,000 settlement

The Duluth City Council approved the payment during Monday's meeting

DULUTH - A man who was shot through his apartment door by an officer from the Duluth Police Department will receive a settlement from the City of Duluth.

Jared Fyle was hit with a single bullet near his right shoulder blade after a call about a domestic dispute at his Kingsley Heights apartment in September 2020. The police officer, Jacob Leibfried, was charged with two felonies tied to the shooting, but acquitted in April 2022 by a jury in St. Louis County District Court. Fyle later filed a civil-rights lawsuit in federal court against the city and Leibfried, saying his rights were violated by the use of excessive force and that the city wasn't properly training its officers.

The city council approved a $600,000 settlement as part of its consent agenda during Monday's meeting. There was little discussion about it during last week's agenda-setting session, as City Attorney Jessica Fralich said she couldn't publicly discuss ongoing litigation.

https://www.startribune.com/man-shot-through-door-by-duluth-police-gets-600000-settlement/600372772/

 

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