- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The city of Albuquerque has settled with a car theft suspect who says he was the victim of excessive force for $142,000.

Officer John Doyle and officer Robert Woolever were accused of excessive force in connection with the February 2011 arrest of Nicholas Blume. A surveillance video of the arrest shows one officer on top of Blume while another kicks him repeatedly.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1SB3i5k ) that a mayor’s office spokesperson confirmed the settlement Tuesday.

The two officers were fired months after the arrest and have since been fighting their dismissal.

This story was updated to show that the officers are fighting their firing, not their arrest.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com


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