TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – During an arrest last year, Tallahassee police left a woman with a broken bone in her face. Now the city is paying $475,000 to settle the case.
On Monday’s vote, city commissioners settled the federal lawsuit filed by Christina and David West against the city and the Tallahassee Police Department.READ MORE: Boynton Beach Man Arrested After Remains Of Missing Woman Found In His Backyard
In a video showing Christina West’s arrest, police are seen slamming her into a police car before throwing her to the ground. West can be heard screaming in the video.
A city attorney acknowledged the video “was difficult for all of us to see” but noted that the incident prompted changes at the department including the hiring of a new police chief.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Arrests 19-Year-Old Wanted For Deadly Triple Shooting
A grand jury ripped the Tallahassee police for how it handled the arrest.
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