Dallas Settles Police Abuse Situation for $1.1M

The Dallas City Council has agreed to shell out $ 1.one million to settle a lawsuit with a man who claimed he was unfairly beaten by a police officer and unjustly jailed for 15 months.

The Dallas Morning Information reviews the city council agreed to the settlement with Ronald Bernard Jones, who was arrested in 2009 and charged with aggravated assault of a public servant and cocaine possession soon after a police officer stopped him whilst he was walking.

But people costs were dismissed in 2011 after the prosecutor managing the case stated it was “not triable.”

The dismissal launched an internal affairs investigation, which found no wrongdoing by any officers despite locating “inconsistencies in between the video evidence” and the police report. The officer who initially stopped Jones resigned in 2012.

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