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City Of Austin Approves $425,000 Settlement In Excessive Force Case

The city of Austin unanimously approves $425,000 settlement in the Breaion King excessive force case

 

The city of Austin is paying $425,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a black woman who was thrown to the ground by a white officer during a 2015 traffic stop, and then told by another officer that blacks have, “violent tendencies.”

The Austin American Statesman reports the City Council voted unanimously to a settle a lawsuit filed by schoolteacher, Breaion King.

King was arrested after being stopped for speeding three years ago.

Her case garnered national attention after patrol car dash-cam video of the incident was released in July 2016.

"This was not our city at its best," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said.

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