By Associated Press - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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 ( ) 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,

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