LAKEWOOD - The widow of a Lakewood Police officer killed in a friendly fire incident in 2012 has agreed to settle with the city of Lakewood for $3.5 million in exchange for dropping her federal civil lawsuit, according to the widow's attorney.
Tami Davies lost her husband James Davies on November 9, 2012, when a fellow Lakewood police officer accidentally shot and killed him while responding to a report of shots fired.
Agent Davies was standing behind a fence when the officer mistook him for a potential suspect.
That officer was not charged in the incident.
The suit cited "police incompetence" and claimed the shooting could have been prevented.
Lakewood police said multiple mistakes led up to the shooting.
Agent Davies left behind two young children.
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