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Man Shot by Las Vegas Police in 2012 to Receive $400,000

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was shot by Las Vegas police in 2012 will receive a $400,000 settlement from the police department.

KLAS-TV reports that Las Vegas Metropolitan Police’s Fiscal Affairs Committee on Monday approved the settlement for Lawrence Gordon, who was shot in November 2012 during a domestic dispute.

Then-Sheriff Doug Gillespie refused to fire Officer Jacquar Roston over the incident, prompting the retirement of then-Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody, who disagreed with Gillespie’s decision.

Roston shot Gordon after Gordon reached for a hat with a reflective sticker on it. The officer mistook the hat for a firearm.

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