COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado city has agreed to pay $212,000 to settle a racial profiling lawsuit over the arrest of two black men that was captured on cellphone video and widely viewed on social media.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/2p0GRSJ ) the city of Colorado Springs also agreed to revise some of its policies.
Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Brown and his 31-year-old brother, Ryan, sued after they were arrested in March 2015. Police say officers stopped the car because they had seen it earlier in a high-crime area known for drug deals.
Police found no weapons or contraband.
Benjamin Brown, who was driving, was ticketed for a cracked windshield and later pleaded guilty.
Ryan Brown, who recorded the incident on his cellphone, was charged with obstructing a peace officer. That charge was dropped.
Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com
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