- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle an excessive-force complaint that alleges a suspect was needlessly beaten by a deputy wielding a flashlight.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1WPFS2D ) the settlement stems from a lawsuit filed by Mickey Donohue last July. His arrest in September 2014 was captured on Sheriff’s Department dashboard cameras and showed deputies beating the Sacramento area man after he was pulled over on suspicion of driving a stolen car.

The county agreed to settle the lawsuit without either side admitting fault or wrongdoing, and the agreement notes that liability in the incident remains in dispute, the newspapers reports.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said he was not free to comment because the department does not consider the case settled.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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