HARRISBURG, Pa. – A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit over the shooting death of an unarmed driver during a traffic stop in Pennsylvania.
PennLive.com reports that details of the deal over the shooting by former Hummelstown officer Lisa Mearkle weren't immediately made public.
Investigators say Mearkle shot 59-year-old David Kassick twice in the back as he lay on the ground in South Hanover Township in February 2015.
The 14-year veteran of the department contended that she fired in fear for her safety because Kassick refused repeated commands to show his hands after being hit by a stun gun.
A Dauphin County jury acquitted Mearkle of third-degree murder and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. She later resigned from the force after accepting a $120,000 severance package.
Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com