Sigler settles lawsuit from Lynchburg police shooting

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) —The man shot in the leg in a Lynchburg police investigation has released a statement regarding his lawsuit against the department.

According to the statement from Walker Sigler‘s lawyers, he settled his case with Lynchburg Police over allegations the officers violated his constitutional rights and state law.

The statement reads, in part:

“Following extensive negotiations, the issues addressed by this lawsuit have been resolved by the parties in a manner which reflects the seriousness of these events and the gravity of Mr. Sigler’s and his family’s
injuries and losses.

-John E. Lichetenstein, Greg Lyons: Counsel to Walker Sigler

According to Lynchburg Police, officers were investigating suspicious activities when they found an open door at a home in the 2100 block of Link Road in February 2018. Officers approached the door and announced their presence. During this time, the two officers found Sigler inside the home and fired their weapons.

Sigler was shot in the leg and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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