Officers fired beanbag rounds at Mr. Glass and used a stun gun on him. He then swung an arm at the broken window, toward an approaching officer, and gunshots were fired, body camera footage showed.
Two Clear Creek County sheriff’s deputies, Andrew Buen and Kyle Gould, were indicted in November in connection to the fatal shooting. Mr. Buen was charged with second-degree murder, official misconduct and reckless endangerment. Mr. Gould was charged with criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment. The deputies were fired.
Under the terms of the settlement announced Tuesday, Mr. Glass’s parents will receive $19 million from state and local agencies, and changes will be implemented to how police officers are trained for similar situations, according to documents provided by the family’s lawyers.
“It’s the largest civil rights settlement in Colorado and one of the largest in the nation,” Siddhartha Rathod, one of the lawyers for the family, said on Tuesday. The settlement is $4 million more than Elijah McClain’s family received in 2021. Mr. McClain, a young Black man, died in 2019 after being restrained by the police in Aurora, Colo.
As part of the settlement, Clear Creek County has agreed to dedicate a park to Mr. Glass and to create a dedicated crisis response team by January 2025. The county’s sheriff’s office will train and certify all of its patrol officers in crisis intervention.