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Former GVSU student shot in raid got $144,000 settlement

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:19 AM

The Grand Rapids Press reported Thursday that it received a photocopy of the check provided by the Ottawa County Insurance Agency. The newspaper had requested details after Derek Copp and the county settled the 2011 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

Both sides had agreed that the settlement would be confidential.

The suit had claimed the deputy was guilty of gross negligence and assault when he shot the then-20-year-old in the chest. Copp had claimed officers were negligent, reckless and used excessive force.

Copp was hospitalized for days after the shooting.

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