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Georgia State Patrol agrees to pay $4.8 million after shooting death

The Georgia State Patrol in April agreed to pay $4.8 million to the family of Julian Lewis, who was shot to death in 2020 after a traffic stop and car chase. “It certainly seems that this was an instance where the trooper lost his temper,” said Andrew Lampros, an attorney representing the Lewis family who thinks de-escalation training would have made a difference. “Mr. Lewis was not a threat to anyone.” The State Patrol had one hour of de-escalation training in 2018, according to information it reported to Bureau of Justice Statistics data.