CSP To Pay Kemp Family More Than $1 Million
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Colorado American Civil Liberties Union has announced a settlement agreement with the Colorado State Patrol that will resolve a federal court lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Jason Kemp.
Kemp was shot and killed in 2010 when he refused to allow state troopers in his home without a warrant.
To settle the lawsuit, the State Patrol will pay more than $1 million to Kemp's family and will also implement new training modules for all current and future officer to include specific instruction on the warrant requirements and it's limited exceptions.
Mark Silverstein, legal director for the ACLU, said, "The ACLU will have the opportunity to review the proposed new training curriculum and will also have an opportunity to monitor the training. Our hope is that with these significant improvements, that this kind of senseless preventable death won't be happening again."
The new training would also emphasize de-escalation tactics and the limits on officers' permissible use of force.