Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000 compensation

Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $  175,000 compensationA former police officer who claimed he was fired for not shooting an armed black suspect during a standoff has settled a wrongful termination suit with his former department for $ 175,000 (£126,000). “At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” said Stephen Mader, 27, in a statement. Mr Mader was the first officer to respond to an incident, when he arrived at a home in Weirton, West Virginia, on 6 May 2016, where he found Ronald Williams, 23, distraught and wanting to commit “suicide by cop,” according to his lawsuit.



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