Family of teenager killed in 2018 police shooting speaks on $4M Cottonwood Heights settlement

Late last week, the City of Cottonwood Heights announced that its insurance provider had settled with the family of Zane James for $4,000,000.

The 19-year-aged was shot and killed by a Cottonwood Heights police officer in 2018.

“It’s my understanding this settlement amount is the largest police misconduct settlement in Utah history and I think that’s important and meaningful,” said Sam Meziani, the James’ family attorney. “The family can never move forward from something love this, there’s no way the family can move on, but at least the family won’t be involved in hard fought litigation any longer.”

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