The Austin City Council on Thursday approved a $3.25
million settlement with the family of David Joseph, the unarmed, naked
teenager gunned down by an Austin police officer in 2016.
The settlement marks the largest payout the city has ever made to the family of a victim of lethal police force.
Mayor Steve Adler announced the size of the
settlement at the outset of Thursday’s City Council meeting. The Council
approved the settlement just minutes into the meeting along with a
block of several other items considered less controversial.