Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ft. Worth Cops Abuse Man in Custody - A Dozen or More Cops Involved

Video of man brutalized by Fort Worth police


Associated Press

A man arrested on suspicion of DWI is receiving a $120,000 settlement with the city of Fort Worth after police video showed officers slamming him to the floor with his hands restrained behind his back.

The Fort Worth City Council voted Tuesday to approve the settlement with 40-year-old Carey Cass Hudson, despite his mother's plea that it reject the agreement as insufficient.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Hudson suffered a broken nose, a concussion and has brain damage from the 2008 incident at a holding facility. Driving while intoxicated charges were later dropped.

Court documents indicate an officer accused of mishandling Hudson be issued a written reprimand and ordered to seek anger-management counseling.

Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead, who took office after the incident, says the officer's actions are "disturbing" and he's held the officer as accountable as he can.



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