Nathaniel Sanders

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After much time, emotion and discussion the Austin City Council has voted to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Nathaniel Sanders II. Sanders was fatally shot by an Austin police officer in 2009.

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Council to Consider Sanders Settlement Today

The Austin City Council is scheduled to vote again today on a legal settlement with the family of Nathaniel Sanders II. Sanders was fatally shot by an APD officer in May 2009. When the $750,000 settlement went before the council last year, it was rejected by one vote. Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole told KUT News she thinks she has the votes to approve the settlement this time.