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Bend to pay $800,000 to family of man killed by police

March 10, 2018

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The insurance company for the central Oregon city of Bend will pay $800,000 in a settlement agreement with the family of a man shot and killed by a Bend police officer.

The Bulletin reports that the city in the agreement signed last week admits no liability in the shooting of 31-year-old Michael Tyler Jacques.

Bend police officers Scott Schaier and Marc Tisher in December 2016 pulled Jacques over on suspicion of drunk driving. An autopsy later found Jacques had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit.

Schaier and Tisher reported Jacques tried to escape in his minivan, putting people at risk. Schaier fired five times, hitting Jacques in the head and shoulder.

An Oregon Department of Justice investigation concluded there wasn’t sufficient evidence to find Schaier criminally liable.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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