“We feel this proposed settlement is the best way to resolve this case," John Coté, spokesman for City Attorney Dennis Herrera, said in a statement. " ... there were significant legal hurdles to overcome. Settling this case is the prudent thing to do at this point.”
Police arrested Trulove for the murder of Seu Kuka, who was shot in a public housing project in San Francisco. Trulove was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.
But a California appeals court overturned that conviction in 2014 and ordered a new trial. He was acquitted in a retrial in 2015.
Trulove's attorneys said police manipulated a witness into misidentifying him as the shooter.
The police officers named in the lawsuit have retired, and none were disciplined for their actions in the case, Reisman told the AP.
Trulove was pursuing a career in acting and hip-hop at the time of his arrest. He appeared in the reality TV show I Love New York 2. This year he appears in the movie The Last Black Man in San Francisco, which is scheduled for release in June.
Trulove wrote on Instagram in March that he has been dealing with PTSD from his wrongful conviction.