'It was a fork, dude.' County pays man $9.9 million in deputy shooting case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In one of the largest court settlements of its kind in Placer County history, officials have agreed to pay $9.9 million over the January 2018 shooting by a deputy that left a Bay Area computer software engineer paralyzed for life.The settlement agreement resolves — without the county acknowledging wrongdoing — a federal civil rights lawsuit filed last year on behalf of Samuel Kolb, a 50-year-old San Mateo man who was shot inside a Lake Tahoe cabin twice while he was in a dazed state and holding a 10-inch barbecue fork, court records say.Kolb, who once led an active life of…

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