The City of Charlotte has paid $950,000 to the family of a man who was struck by a speeding police car and died in 2017. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Phillip Barker was reportedly driving up to 100 mph in a 35-mph zone, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The incident took place In July 2017. Barker was charged with involuntary manslaughter and is awaiting trial, reports WSOCTV. He was responding to a call at the time, but the police chief told WSCOTV that the excessive speed was against the agency’s policies, which call for an officer to be reasonable and prudent, and reduce the speed of the police vehicle when approaching an intersection.