$6 Million: Settlement Reached In Eric Harris Death

By: NewsOn6.com | Posted: Mar 09, 2018 3:29 PM EST
Updated: Mar 09, 2018 6:07 PM EST

TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa County has settled with the family of Eric Harris for $6 million, according to Smolen, Smolen & Roytman, the firm representing Harris’ estate.

Harris was killed when former Reserve Deputy Bob Bates accidentally pulled his gun instead of a Taser on April 2, 2015. Bates, former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz, Michael Huckeby, Joseph Byars, Ricardo Vaca and Sheriff Vic Regalado were all named in the lawsuit.

Bates was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death which took place during an undercover sting operation. The shooting also brought about a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office which eventually led to Glanz’s indictment and resignation.

Eric’s brother, Andre Harris, said he is satisfied with the outcome and he believes he’s gotten justice for his brother.

Andre Harris said, through his brother’s case, he believes many things were brought to the surface and reforms were made. But, he also said more needs to be done to keep something like this from happening again.

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