Sequim Agrees To Pay $35,000 To Man Punched By Police
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - The city of Sequim has agreed to pay a $35,000 settlement to a man who was punched by a police officer in 2013.
The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1RvXXx0 ) that the city and 48-year-old Morgan Weimer reached the settlement on Monday. The settlement prevents a federal lawsuit from proceeding to jury trial and does not hold the city liable for the attack.
Weimer's lawsuit was scheduled to go before a jury on Tuesday in Tacoma.
Video of the May 2013 incident shows an officer punching Weimer three times while two other officers hold him face-down and a fourth officer holds back onlookers.
After the incident, Weimer received a ticket for resisting arrest and fourth-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Police officials say the officers were operating within the law.
October 8, 2015
Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com