Spokane City Council approves $250,000 settlement with family of man killed by police | Spokane News

SPOKANE, Wash. – The City Council voted 4-3 to approve a settlement with the family of a man shot by Spokane Police Department (SPD) officers in 2022 Monday night.

Police on January 24, 2022 took place as Kamo appeared to be holding his two-year-old grandson and a knife. Police body camera footage released by the department in October 2022 shows the moments leading up to Kamo’s death.

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office declined to file charges against Corporal Brandon Lynch and Officer Corrigan Mohondro for shooting Kamo in November 2022. Prosecutors said the deadly use of force was necessary given that he was holding a child at the time .

This isn’t the first time the city of Spokane has settled with the family of someone killed by SPD. In 2007, Trent Yohe’s family was awarded $50,000 in a similar settlement case so that the city would avoid legal liability.

Council members Michael Cathcart, Jonathan Bingle and Lili Navarrete voted against the resolution, with the rest of the council approving the deal.

Now that the city council has settled the matter, Kamo’s family will receive $250,000 in exchange for an end to litigation with the city government and police department.