Wisconsin gun shop to pay $1M to settle officers' lawsuit
MILWAUKEE - An attorney says a Wisconsin gun shop will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit in which a jury found it negligently sold a gun used to injure two Milwaukee police officers.
The settlement eliminates what was expected to be a yearslong appeal of an October verdict in which jurors awarded Officer Bryan Norberg and former Officer Graham Kunisch nearly $6 million.
Badger Guns attorney James Vogts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel late Friday that the case has "been settled and dismissed."
A jury found that found that Badger Guns and its owner negligently sold the gun used to injure the officers to a straw buyer - someone buying a gun for someone who cannot legally purchase one.
The officers' attorney didn't respond to requests for comment Saturday.