The City of Palm Springs will pay a $700,000 settlement to the family of a man who died after being roughly apprehended by city police two and a half years ago.
In yet another in a series of high profile, high monetary value settlements involving alleged police misconduct in Southern California, the city of Palm Springs has agreed to pay $700,000 in the death of a person beaten by city police officers. The decedent died 6 days after being tackled, tased, pinned, choked and handcuffed. Police tried to use CPR to revive him at the scene but, he died about a week later. The legal resolution appears to be a “structured settlement” whereby $250,000 will be paid to attorneys and the remainder will be paid out in installments to the minor son of the decedent.