A look at other major City of Pittsburgh settlements after historic $8M awarded to Jim Rogers family

PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh’s $8 million settlement with the family of a man who died after police shocked him repeatedly with the taser is the largest ever paid out by the city for a police-related incident.

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The settlement with the family of Jim Rogers is the largest by about $3 million.

Other major settlements include a $5.5 million settlement for Leon Ford, who was left paralyzed after police shot him in the chest in 2012.

$4 million went to Thomas Doswell, who spent 19 years in prison on a wrongful conviction.

David Williams, a Pennsylvania State Trooper, received a $250,000 settlement after being beaten by Pittsburgh police after a fight on the Gateway Clipper.

Rogers’ family said that money will give his daughter financial security to help raise her children, but it won’t bring him back. They are demanding changes as well.

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