By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A Hudson Valley city council has approved a $225,000 settlement with a woman whose son died more than eight years ago after officers used a dog and a stun gun to subdue him.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports ( ) Newburgh officials voted Monday night to settle the lawsuit with Susan Whitfield over 25-year-old Nathaniel Cobbs’ death in 2007.

Cobbs died after police responded to a report from his ex-girlfriend that he was high on PCP and violent inside her home. Authorities say Cobbs was unresponsive by the time police arrived at the station. He died hours later.

Whitfield had filed the lawsuit against the city and six officers. A federal judge had dismissed claims against the city and two officers, but ordered the four remaining officers to stand trial.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record,

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