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Mpls. To Pay $3M In Police Misconduct Case

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after struggling with police at the Minneapolis YMCA.

Twenty-eight-year-old David Smith died in 2010, about a week after officers used a Taser gun on him and restrained him by putting him on his stomach, and putting their knees on his back.

Minneapolis city attorney Susan Segal says in a statement that the settlement is a responsible way to end the case in the face of mounting legal costs.

Police Chief Janee Harteau calls the situation tragic and expressed sympathy to Smith’s family.

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