- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - An eastern Alabama city has reached a settlement with a woman who said her eye socket was fractured when a police officer punched her in May 2014.

The Phenix City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pay Elizabeth Coty-Green and her husband Spivey Green $275,000 to settle the $1 million lawsuit.

City Attorney Jimmy Graham says officials aren’t accepting any liability, but thought the settlement was in the best interest of Phenix City and Green’s family.

Coty-Green has said she was confronted by an officer during a domestic call and was punched unconscious when the officer tried cuffing her. Police Chief Ray Smith says the officer who was involved has been disciplined and the department has bought 60 body cameras.

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