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Euclid Settles Excessive Use Of Force Lawsuit

Dec 23, 2020

Screenshot of  Euclid Police body cam footage of Lamar Wright arrest
Credit Euclid Police

The City of Euclid has agreed to a 475 thousand dollar settlement of an excessive use of force lawsuit filed against police.

Lamar Wright claimed he was wrongfully tased in 2016 after pulling into a driveway to call his girlfriend. Body camera footage shows officers approached and ordered Wright to raise his hands.  Wright, who was wearing a colostomy bag due to recent stomach surgery, was slow to react and was tazed.  His lawsuit was dismissed but reinstated by a federal court.