Family of Scout Schultz, fatally shot by Georgia Tech police, settle lawsuit for $1 million
As part of the settlement, Georgia Tech will pay the Schultz family $1 million, which is one of the highest settlements of its kind in Georgia against a university’s police force in a single year. The shooting was officer-related, the statement said. In addition to the financial settlement, Schultz’s parents and attorneys are demanding other significant changes to the policing process at Georgia Tech.
“Georgia University of Technology should be appreciated for their efforts in amicably handling this situation and for the changes the university has made to protect their students. We hope We hope that the university’s example of caring efforts will be replicated nationally.Students have told us about the often overlooked LGBTQIA community, and we hope these positive changes will continue. and Scout’s life will change,” Chris Stewart, the family’s attorney, said in a statement.
CNN has reached out to Georgia Tech for comment.