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Tampa looks to settle excessive force lawsuit for $165,000

Tampa taxpayers could pay $165,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit over an Ybor City arrest the night of the 2010 Krewe of Sant’Yago Knight Parade. Jacob P. Cowie, 30, sued four Tampa police officers in federal court, contending he was thrown face-first into a wrought-iron bench, beaten, kicked and Tasered after he tried to help a friend struggling with a bouncer outside Gaspar’s Grotto. A bystander captured part of the arrest on video and posted it to YouTube, where it has more than 62,000 views. (Dec. 16, 2013)

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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