Family and Allen County Sheriff Settle Suit for $1.2 Million

By Associated Press | 

The family of a southern Kentucky man has reached a $1.2 million settlement with a sheriff's office and deputy over a high-speed pursuit that ended in a fatal wreck in the middle of a field in 2007.

The settlement comes in a federal lawsuit after the death of 26-year-old Thomas Germany of Scottsville. Germany died after being chased by Allen County Sheriff's deputies in March 2008.

U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley approved the settlement last month. Details of the settlement were filed in federal court as confidential, but, Denise Walker, the administrator of Germany's estate, and her attorneys referenced the amount in letters disputing the attorneys' fees.

Aaron Smith, the Bowling Green attorney for Allen County Sheriff Sam Carter and Deputy Danny Davis, declined to comment.

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