Athens Mayor Approves $250 Thousand Settlement in Excessive-Use-of-Force Lawsuit

Jan 19, 2021

Credit Wayne Ford via Online Athens

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission voted last Thursday to approve a $250,000 settlement of an excessive-use-of-force lawsuit for the shooting of a man in October of 2019.

The man is Salvador Salazar, 29, of Summerfield, North Carolina, who was shot and critically injured by Officer Roger Williams.

He remains hospitalized and “permanently incapacitated” from his injuries.