The family of a Walworth County man shot by a sheriff’s deputy has reached a settlement with the county.
The case stems from the death in 2012 of John Brown, who was shot twice by a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy after his mother, Nancy Brown, called police when he locked himself in a room with a knife.
Nancy Brown filed a lawsuit in 2013 in the Eastern District of Wisconsin against the county and the deputies who responded to her call.
The case had been set to go to trial on Jan. 17 before Federal District Judge Lynn Adelman, but the parties reached a $1.1 million settlement a week before trial, according to a news release.
Walworth County and the deputies were represented by Crivello Carlson. Brown was represented by Chicago-based Romanucci & Blandin. Follow @erikastrebel