3-20-13 Morgan County man settles police shooting lawsuit

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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A Morgan County man who was shot by a sheriff’s deputy in 2010 has settled his lawsuit against the officer and the County Commission.

Ulysses Everett will receive $200,000 from the settlement.

Everett’s attorney, John Bryan, says he and his client are happy with the settlement.

The federal lawsuit alleged that Deputy S.A. Place used excessive forced when he fired twice through Everett’s front door while responding to a domestic disturbance report. One of the bullets struck Everett in the hip and the other struck him in the abdomen.

A state police investigation cleared Place of criminal wrongdoing.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Preston Bailey dismissed the lawsuit Monday.

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