Easton Mayor /*Sal Panto*/ Jr. says the settlement approved Monday is "in the best interest of the residents of the city."
Officer /*Jesse Sollman*/ was accidentally shot by another officer in the police station after a March 2005 training exercise. His widow, Carin, alleged in her federal lawsuit that her husband's death was the result of a lack of safety procedures and discipline.
The settlement doesn't end the city's legal problems over the shooting. Scottsdale Insurance Co. has argued that it shouldn't pay because the death is a workers' compensation case. A federal judge rejected that argument in March, but the insurer is appealing.
Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com