Judge Approves Culpeper Police Shooting Settlement

April 23, 2014

A judge has approved a $300,000 settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in Culpeper.

The family of Patricia Ann Cook will receive about $170,000 from the settlement. The rest of the settlement will cover attorney's fees.

The 54-year-old woman was shot five times by former Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright in February of 2012 following an altercation.

The officer was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to three years in prison.

The settlement also dismissed civil claims against Harmon-Wright, as well as Police Chief Chris Jenkins and former Police Chief Dan Boring.


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