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Campbell's Mother Settled Case To Avoid Pain Of A Trial

OPB | Feb. 8, 2012 5:21 a.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 1:02 a.m. | Portland, OR

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The mother of Aaron Campbell has explained why she agreed to settle her case against the Portland Police Bureau.

Marva Davis’s 25-year-old son was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police two years ago.

Davis says she agreed to the $1.2 million wrongful death settlement because she didn’t want to go through a trial.

“I don’t want to relive this again. It hurts and there’s a lot of pictures and I don’t want that in my memory.”

Members of the Albina Ministerial Alliance stood with Davis in support of the family’s decision to settle.

The family’s attorney has asked Portland’s Police Chief to explain why he says the shooting violated policy.

The Oregonian reports that if the case had gone to trial, 11 training instructors were expected to testify that officers acted in accordance with training.

Officer Ronald Frashour shot Campbell, believing he was armed and running for cover.

Frashour was fired. The police union is challenging the termination.

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