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Monday, 22 May 2017 00:00

Elizabeth resident receives $750,000 after shot by cop.

Written by Jonathan Druckman

The dispute took place at the Oakwood Plaza Complex back in March of 2013.

After years of protracted litigation, a 34-year old Elizabeth man is to receive a $750k settlement with the City. Mr. Tankard was shot after allegedly disarming and threatening an officer who arrived at the Oakwood Complex. A grand jury rejected those charges against Mr. Tankard.

Mr. Tankard was seriously injured when he arrived at the hospital and was at risk for having part of his leg amputated due to his gunshot wounds. City officials confirmed the settlement but declined to comment further. Also, because the City is self-insured, this settlement will have to be paid out by the taxpayers of Elizabeth.  This is coming after the recent $2.1 million award to a former Elizabeth city fire inspector who claimed harassment and retaliation at work.

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