Fort Worth reaches settlement with woman who was knocked to the ground during arrest


FORT WORTH (TSTIME) — The city of Fort Worth and a woman whose arrest in 2016 sparked questions about police brutality have reached a settlement, according to the woman’s lawyer.

Fort Worth agreed to pay Jacqueline Craig $150,000 to settle the case, said Craig family attorney Lee Merritt.

This follows the federal appeals court’s decision last week quashing the court and that Officer Martin qualified for immunity for his actions and did not use force or violate any law.

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Merritt says the solution to the family is disappointing, but acknowledges the city’s effort to make a reasonable settlement in a show of good faith rather than going to court.

Note that technically this does not provide a direct solution to claims against Martin; However, Merritt said he will file to drop the claims in that part of the case as well.



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