Now the county is paying $60,000 to the man and his family to settle the case and avoid a lawsuit. The DeKalb Commission approved unanimously the payout June 6.
An internal affairs report outlined a series of mistakes made by police officers.
They showed up at the wrong house in response to a 911 call about a suspicious man in the neighborhood on Aug. 31, 2015. Then they were startled and opened fire when Chris McKinley and his dog, Yanna, walked through a door. Two officers fired seven shots, also hitting one of the officers.
The DeKalb District Attorney’s Office is still investigating the case.
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