A settlement announced Tuesday would provide the parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man slain by a sheriff's deputy during a mental health crisis $19 million from state and local agencies and modifications to police training.
Last year's killing of Christian Glass after his SUV became stranded in Silver Plume's mountains gained national attention and sparked demands to change mental health care.
Sally and Simon Glass sought adjustments to avoid another family from losing a loved one as part of the settlement. According to lawyers, Clear Creek County will form a crisis response team and train and certify all deputies in crisis intervention.
The Colorado State Patrol will use a virtual reality training scenario based on Glass' June 11, 2022 killing to teach de-escalation in stressful situations involving officers from different agencies.
State troopers and Division of Gaming officers will start active bystander training with a Simon and Sally Glass film. The program encourages officers to intervene if they suspect a colleague is overreacting or needs to leave a situation.
Body camera video did not show any cops stopping the car breach before Christian Glass was shot.
Siddhartha H. Rathod, the Glasses' attorney, hopes their experience may inspire cops to act.
“Any of the seven officers could have stopped this by saying something. He stated the shooting was to give law enforcement courage.
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