City Settles Rocha Case

City approves $1 million settlement for the family of Daniel Rocha

Julie Schroeder reenacts the Rocha shooting for APD investigators in 2005
Julie Schroeder reenacts the Rocha shooting for APD investigators in 2005

City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $1 million settlement with the family of Daniel Rocha, who was shot and killed by former Austin Police Dept. Officer Julie Schroeder.

Schroeder shot Rocha in the back during a scuffle connected to a drug sting operation in Southeast Austin in June 2005. Then Chief Stan Knee fired Schroeder; the termination was later upheld by an independent arbitrator.

This is the second $1 million settlement in a police wrongful death case in as many months. In November, Council approved an equal settlement for the family of Kevin Brown, who was killed by (terminated) Sgt. Michael Olsen in June 2007.

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