- 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.

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

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