Dallas to settle DPD excessive force claims

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NBC Dallas- The city of Dallas is expected to pay out major money on Wednesday to two men who claim cops used excessive force and seriously injured them during two separate arrests.

The council plans to approve nearly $1 million in settlements.  It’s the second and third case, just in the past month, with claims of Dallas police officers losing control.

Rodarick Lyles is expected to get $500,000 from the city for injuries he received during a 2011 arrest for a traffic warrant.  The money will come out of this year’s budget.  The arrest was caught on dash camera video and shows Lyles on the ground in handcuffs.  Officer Quaitemes Williams doused Lyles with pepper spray and kicked him in the face.

The officer was fired and charged, but it’s not enough for Lyles and his family.

“They kept him on the ground for I don’t know how many minutes. They talked bad to him. They did him like a dog. So I want to know, how would you feel if they done your son like that,” said Ella Flowers, Lyles’ mother.


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