The family of Christian Glass, who died at the age of 22, announced that an agreement was reached with state and local authorities to pay $ 19 million in compensation in the case in question.
The family noted that within the scope of reconciliation, the condition of developing police intervention training for similar incidents is also included.
The family’s lawyer, Siddhartha H. Rathod, stated that 7 police officers at the scene could prevent loss of life just by talking and they wanted to encourage the police in such communication.
Rathod pointed out that the $19 million in damages in the Glass case was the highest amount of settlement ever reached in the state of Colorado.
Glass was stranded in a mountainous area within Clear Creek in 2022 and sought help from the police.
In calls for help, it was noted that Glass used expressions that could indicate that she was hallucinating and had mental problems, as if she was being followed by someone.
Police teams, who arrived at the scene, broke the glass to Glass, which they wanted to get out of their vehicle but could not convince, and intervened first with tear gas and then with an electroshock gun.
Clear Creek Deputy Sheriff Andrew Buen killed the 22-year-old after Glass pulled out a knife.
The family also accused the police of causing his death by interfering with Glass without assessing his psychological state.
The investigative panel also found Deputy Sheriff Buen and his supervisor, Sergeant Kyle Gould, guilty of causing Glass’s death “by escalating tensions,” although there was no indication that he would pose any danger.