Milwaukee Common Council approves police shooting settlement

Jerry Smith Jr.

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved a $650,000 settlement Tuesday with a man shot by police in 2017.

Jerry Smith Jr. was shot near 29th and Wisconsin in August 2017. Police said they believed he was reaching for a gun behind an air conditioning unit – but no gun was found.

Smith ran from police to an alley and up some stairs to the rooftop of a building. There, he was shot three times. 

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