Pasadena settles with mother of unarmed teen Kendrec McDade

In this undated family photo, Kendrec McDade, then a high school student, is seen wearing his Aztecs Football team uniform. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching toward his waistband, according to police.
In this undated family photo, Kendrec McDade, then a high school student, is seen wearing his Aztecs Football team uniform. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching toward his waistband, according to police. McDade Family File Photo

Kendrec McDade's mother Anya Slaughter settled with Pasadena on Friday, the Pasadena Star-News reports. McDade was an unarmed teenager shot and killed by Pasadena police in 2012.

Assistant City Manager Steve Mermell confirmed the settlement to KPCC. City Manager Michael Beck declined to talk numbers, according to the Star-News.

“I can confirm that we did enter into court today with the judge, that we have settled, but we won’t be making any comments until it becomes effective,” Beck said. “I don’t know when that will be at this point. We can’t make any further disclosure at this point.”

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McDade's shooting followed a caller telling police he was robbed by two men at gunpoint; it was later revealed that the caller had lied and was telling police there were two men with guns to speed up their response.

The attorney for McDade's father told KPCC that he was preparing for a separate upcoming trial. The parents each have their own independent cases that were consolidated, the mother's attorney Dale Galipo tells KPCC.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated Kendrec McDade's profession. KPCC regrets the error.

This story has been updated.

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