Mother of man shot by police settles lawsuit

Published on February 17, 2017 at 10:57AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman whose son was shot by police while holding a costume samurai sword has settled a lawsuit over his death, resolving a conflict with her onetime lawyer that reached a federal appeals court. Lawyer Clemens Landau said Thursday the final settlement terms are confidential but acceptable to Susan Hunt. Hunt had been asking an appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling that enforced a $900,000 agreement with the city of Saratoga Springs. She said her ex-attorney wrongly took the deal on her behalf, though he denied that and produced a recording of her appearing to agree to it. Hunt told reporters she rejected the money because it would bar her from talking publicly about 22-year-old son Darrien Hunt. City lawyers have said she misunderstood the terms.