- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

SITKA, Alaska (AP) - The city of Sitka has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve a complaint threatening a lawsuit over the 2014 arrest of a man who was hit by a stun gun in the city jail.

The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1QZB5qf ) that the city’s insurance company will pay Franklin Hoogendorn in connection to the September 2014 incident.

Hoogendorn’s attorneys had not filed a lawsuit, but had issued a draft complaint threatening litigation.

The claim for damages was in connection to Hoogendorn’s arrest and the subsequent posting of a video online that shows Sitka police officers wrestling with the then 18-year-old as they attempted to have him change into jail clothing. In the course of the struggle, one officer can be seen using a stun gun on Hoogendorn, who had been arrested on alcohol-related charges.


Information from: Daily Sitka (Alaska) Sentinel, https://www.sitkasentinel.com/



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