City of Palm Springs CA pays $700K in police chokehold death lawsuit

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.

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