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Columbia Settles Sanders Unlawful Force Case

Posted: Dec 23, 2011 5:00 PM by Ashley Colley
Updated: Dec 23, 2011 5:06 PM

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COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia settled the unlawful use of force case involving a Columbia man in police custody that was caught on videotape on August 15 for $250,000. The video showed an unprovoked attack by former officer Rob Sanders which caused injury to the victim who is still recovering.

Attonery Ron Netemeyer said the settlement resulted from negotiations with City representatives and the victim is grateful the city took responsibility for the wrongful actions of Officer Saunders .

Netemeyer and Attonery Milt Harper also said that hopefully Chief Burton's swift and disciplinary actions will prevent future incident from happening.

This is the second settlement award from the city by attonery Netemeyer as a result of police excessive use of force.

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