Council to vote on offer to settle lawsuit
Suit stems from 2009 incident with Dixon Police
DIXON – At tonight’s meeting, the City Council is expected to OK an offer to settle a federal lawsuit accusing Dixon police of using unreasonable force during a 2009 arrest of a woman and her husband.
The amount of the offer has not been released. The suit, filed in federal court because it accuses the police department of civil rights violations, seeks more than $100,000 in damages.
Commissioners met in closed session during the Nov. 19 meeting to discuss the case. Commissioners Dennis Considine, Colleen Brechon-Vancil and Jeff Kuhn have since said they will follow their attorneys’ advice and vote to allow the offer.
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