Settlement reached in case of man shot by cop

Bill Gillespie heads into a Duncan courtroom for the start of David Pompeo
Bill Gillespie heads into a Duncan courtroom for the start of David Pompeo's sentencing hearing last November.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

A settlement has been reached in Bill Gillespie's civil proceedings against Const. David Pompeo.

"We settled, the terms are confidential,'' noted Gillespie's attorney James Legh of Victoria. "Settled at the end of the first week.

"The action was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties after one week of a scheduled four-week trial.''

Legh would not disclose anything further about the agreement and indicated Gillespie was not at liberty to discuss it.

The action stemmed from Pompeo's shooting of Gillespie during a traffic stop near Chemainus in September 2009. The bullet is still lodged in Gillespie.

The matter went through the courts first with Pompeo found guilty of aggravated assault. He later received a sentence of two years' probation and 240 hours of community service work.

Pompeo's lawyer, Ravi Hira, then appealed the conviction. The appeal was heard in Vancouver in February, but a decision has still yet to be reached.



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