(DENVER POST) Commerce City will pay a $262,500 settlement to a family whose 3-year-old dog, Chloe, was shot and killed by a police officer in 2012.
The payout ends years of legal battles between Gary Branson, owner of the mixed-breed therapy dog, and Commerce City's police department.
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"The city's out-of-pocket cost was a $50,000 deductible," said Michelle Halstead, spokeswoman for Commerce City. "Our insurance agent covered the rest."