Lawyers for Alton Sterling's family counter settlement offer, want faster payout from city-parish

3 years 3 months 6 days ago Friday, February 19 2021 Feb 19, 2021 February 19, 2021 3:20 PM February 19, 2021 in News
Source: The Advocate

BATON ROUGE - Lawyers representing the children of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by a Baton Rouge police officer in 2016, have agreed to settle his wrongful death lawsuit for $4.5 million but only if the city-parish agrees to speed up the payment timeline.

On Feb. 10, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a $4.5 million settlement offer for Sterling's five children, which included an upfront payment of $1 million from the the city-parish's Insurance Reserve Funds. The remaining $3.5 million would be paid over the next four years.

The Advocate reports lawyers for Sterling's family are now requesting the East Baton Rouge Metro Council agree to a revised plan that would pay the money out over three years. The new proposal would pay $2 million upfront, with the remaining $2.5 million paid out over the following two years.

The metro council is expected to consider the revised offer March 10. 

Mayor Pro Tem LaMont Cole confirmed the counter was a product of discussion between city-parish attorneys and the Sterling family's lawyers. Cole said if the parish's finance department greenlights the new terms, he expects it to pass. 

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