Jury Awards $100,000 Judgment in Police Shooting Case

A Mecklenburg County jury awarded a $100,000 judgment to the family of Spencer Mims, III, who was fatally shot by a CMPD officer in 2013. The family was represented by lead attorney, Luke Largess, and attorney Cheyenne Chambers.

During his opening statement to jurors, Largess explained that Mims’ death was the result of a series of small but significant errors. “The errors weren’t abusive. But they were mistakes,” Largess told the Charlotte Observer. “Those mistakes took a life, a life that was part of a family that loved someone.”

Additional media coverage of the trial can be accessed via the Charlotte Observer and here.