Wisconsin: City of Eau Claire to pay over $1M to settle civil rights lawsuits

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    City of Eau Claire to pay over $1M to settle civil rights lawsuits

    The City of Eau Claire will pay out more than $1 million to settle two federal civil rights lawsuits accusing police officers of using excessive force. The City’s insurance company approved the settlements for Tyler Holte and Chester Stabenow. Despite the settlements, Deputy City Attorney Douglas Hoffer maintained the civil rights of neither man were violated. “Because litigation is time consuming and expensive and carries some risk of expensive judgment, particularly in the current environment that we’re experiencing, insurance companies make the decision like they did in this case, to settle a case,” Hoffer said. The largest payment will go ...


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