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$100,000 Awarded Daughter Of Man Negligently Killed By Nashville Police

Tennessee resident Angela Rhodes, representing her daughter, Angela Denham, brought is against the Metropolitan Government of Davidson County after her father, James Denham, was accidentally shot and killed in 2005. The suit settled for a meager $100,000.

James Denham was apprehended by Metro Police Sgt. Randy Reed after committing various crimes in Nashville. After ordering Denham face down on the ground Reed proceeded to handcuff him. Reed's weapon was in one of his hands while he handcuffed Denham with the other hand. The weapon discharged killing him instantly. The bullet drove through the back of his neck. The plaintiffs claimed that Reed did not follow proper procedure. The defendants admitted guilt.

The Davidson County Circuit Court approved a settlement for $100,000. See: Rhodes v. Metropolitan Government of Davidson County Tennessee, Case No. 06 C 195 (Tenn. Dec. 13, 2006).

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Rhodes v. Metropolitan Government of Davidson County Tennessee