Thursday, October 26, 2006

TPD Settles Police Brutality Lawsuit

City To Settle Lawsuit

The city of Tulsa is ready to pay 39-thousand dollars to settle a police brutality lawsuit.

The arrest in question was caught on tape in the summer of 2005.

Police say then 18-year-old Michael Hall resisted arrest for public intoxication.

Hall's attorney says officers used excessive force -- breaking several bones in his face.

Attorneys on both sides say it would have been a long and expensive federal trial, probably all coming down to what the jury thought about this tape.

But Tulsa Police Chief Dave Been has defended his officers all along and said "clearly, we performed an extensive investigation and cleared the officers, and they clearly did nothing wrong in this situation."

The council is expected to approve the 39-thousand dollar pay-out Thursday.

Oct. 24, 2006


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