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Monday, February 15, 2010

Minneapolis council settles suit against cop for $125K

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Anonymous Pioneer Press said...

Associated Press

Updated: 02/13/2010 05:28:16 PM CST

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay about $125,000 to settle allegations that a police officer used excessive force.

Officer Sherry Appledorn was accused of using a stun gun, kicking and hitting a suspect after he surrendered.

A lawyer for the suspect said the officer's account of the incident didn't match a recording made by a police camera.

The city council agreed unanimously Friday to pay $75,000 plus an estimated $50,000 in attorney's fees.

Appledorn is still on the police force after serving a 20-hour suspension and receiving a letter of reprimand.

A telephone listing for Appledorn could not be found today. Police Sgt. Jesse Garcia didn't have immediate comment on behalf of the police department when reached today.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 hour suspension is all this officer received after costing tax payers in Mpls $125,000! That sounds like a very lenient consequence for her actions. What is the statue and recommended criminal guidelines for assault?

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just look it up and see the truth about assault

"criminal guidelines for assault"

Sentencing Guidelines for Assault

Assault is the threat of violence to a victim, sometimes with the use of a weapon. Because the sentences imposed can vary greatly from state to state, the government created sentencing guidelines in an attempt to make sentences for similar crimes more uniform. The guidelines create base levels, which can be raised based on specific circumstances of each crime. The levels then translate to appropriate periods of time that the offender should serve in prison.

3:16 PM  

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