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Mark O'Mara

Family, university reach $5.3M deal in traffic stop death

The sister of a man fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who pulled him over for lacking a front license plate said she hopes a $5.3 million settlement will help prevent another family from losing a loved one.

The settlement with the university, which was announced Monday, gives the family of Samuel DuBose $4.85 million and promises free undergraduate tuition for his 12 children. It also provides for a memorial commemorating DuBose, an apology from the university and the family's involvement in a community advisory committee on police reform.

DuBose's sister, Terina Allen, said the monetary aspects of the settlement are secondary to overhauling the...