ATLANTA – Gwinnett County attorneys reached a confidential settlement Tuesday with the family of Joseph Tallent, 21 who was killed by a Gwinnett police officer during a drug bust six years ago. The federal civil suit filed by Tallent’s family against the county was set to go to trial Monday in federal court and a…

The family of a man killed during an undercover drug operation last year has notified the county of a potential lawsuit and is seeking $7 million to avoid future litigation. Gwinnett officer Lanny Britt was reaching to grab Joseph Eugene Tallent, 21 of Lilburn during a drug bust when Britt’s weapon discharged striking Tallent in…

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