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Tacoma agrees to pay $8 million to settle lawsuit by man paralyzed in 2011 police shooting

Than Orn, a Tacoma man paralyzed in a police shooting in 2011. 

(Photos were provided by the law firm of PFAU COCHRAN VERTETIS AMALA, who represented Mr. Orn in his lawsuit)

Than Orn was shot and paralyzed by Tacoma police in 2011 following a "slow-speed" chase. The long-delayed case went to trial last week, but settled mid-testimony on Friday when the city agreed to pay $8 million.

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