WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council has approved the largest cash settlement stemming from a police standoff at an apartment building.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/15pSTRR ) council members voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve the $25,000 settlement with Southlake Village Apartments resident Justin Zoucher. He was among several residents whose apartments were damaged during the police standoff in July.
The 32-hour standoff began after 24-year-old Jared Woosypiti locked himself in a nearby apartment. The standoff ended when Woosypiti was killed in a gunfight.
The settlement with Zoucher is one of eight settlements the city has approved with residents. On Sept. 10, the council approved a $20,000 settlement with Alyssa Cooper and Derrick Jochum, whose apartment and contents were heavily damaged during the standoff.
Six other settlements were approved earlier.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com