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Settlement Agreements Finalized in Kendrec McDade Lawsuits

Settlement Agreements Finalized in Kendrec McDade Lawsuits


PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Attorney / City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris announced today that attorneys for the City of Pasadena, Ms. Anya Slaughter and Mr. Kenneth McDade have finalized mutual settlements in the lawsuits by Ms. Slaughter and Mr. McDade regarding the March 2012 fatal shooting of their son, Kendrec McDade, by Pasadena police officers who were responding to a 911 armed robbery call.  

The settlements were finalized today, June 16, 2014, with no finding of fault or liability by the City, the Pasadena Police Department and its officers.  The settlements are a final resolution to the lawsuits in which settlements were reached in principle about a week ago, but the terms could not be made public until the agreements were fully finalized and executed, including payments to both parents. 

The agreements included monetary settlements for the parents, who, in turn, agreed to dismiss their lawsuits against the City and Pasadena police officers.  Ms. Slaughter has received $850,000 and Mr. McDade has received $187,500.  All parties agreed to absorb their own legal fees. 

Additional information about the settlements can be found in the settlement agreements, which are a matter of public record. 

The City wishes to thank the Hon. Jay C. Gandhi, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, for working directly with the parties to reach a resolution.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2014  #051-14 

 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 

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Posted: 6/16/2014 11:45:00 AM
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