- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former University of Minnesota basketball star who sued suburban police over his arrest two years ago has settled the lawsuit.

Melvin Newbern says a Robbinsdale officer knocked him to the ground while he was in handcuffs, causing a concussion. The officer had stopped Newbern in February 2013 for allegedly swerving and suspicion of drunken driving.

WCCO-TV (https://cbsloc.al/1z3xVeY ) reports attorneys for the city say it will pay Newbern $185,000 and he has agreed to drop the lawsuit. Newbern was never charged with drunken driving.

Newbern was a star point guard for the Gophers, when the team got within one game of making the Final Four in 1990. He is currently a Hennepin County juvenile detention officer.


Information from: WCCO-TV, https://www.wcco.com

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