- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - The city council in Youngstown is expected to approve a $50,000 payment to its insurance company to help settle a federal police brutality lawsuit.

Youngstown Law Director Martin Hume says the settlement pays $69,000 to Alexander Henderson of Youngstown with “no admission of liability” by the city.

The city has denied the allegations in the Feb. 13 lawsuit. The (Youngstown) Vindicator (https://bit.ly/1sHohKl ) reports that it stems from a 2012 incident in which police officer Rodney Lewis Sr., was accused of assaulting Henderson.

Henderson, in handcuffs and ankle shackles, was a prisoner when the two exchanged words in a police station elevator. Lewis said he hit Henderson after the man spit on him.

Henderson said he was pulled down by the ankle chains and dragged across the floor.


Information from: The Vindicator, https://www.vindy.com

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