Wichita approves $25K settlement over standoff

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council has approved the largest cash settlement stemming from a police standoff at an apartment building.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/15pSTRR ) council members voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve the $25,000 settlement with Southlake Village Apartments resident Justin Zoucher. He was among several residents whose apartments were damaged during the police standoff in July.

The 32-hour standoff began after 24-year-old Jared Woosypiti locked himself in a nearby apartment. The standoff ended when Woosypiti was killed in a gunfight.

The settlement with Zoucher is one of eight settlements the city has approved with residents. On Sept. 10, the council approved a $20,000 settlement with Alyssa Cooper and Derrick Jochum, whose apartment and contents were heavily damaged during the standoff.

Six other settlements were approved earlier.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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