The consequences of racially charged riots continue to resonate in Kansas City today.
Deets . . .
The teen and her father, Tarence Maddox, filed a civil suit against KCPD in August 2020 for damages suffered when police used pepper spray on a crowd gathered at Mill Creek Park in Kansas City, Missouri protesting police brutality.
In the original petition, Maddox’s attorneys claimed the officers' action demonstrated “use of force without just cause” — which, the suit claims, constitutes assault, battery and false imprisonment — in a Petition for Damages filed Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
The incident was caught on cell phone video, which now has amassed 8.6 million views.
As the two-year anniversary of the incident approaches, the Kansas City Police Department has agreed to pay the teenager $110,000 to settle a lawsuit. A judge still needs to sign off on that agreement. The minor will receive $70,000 with the other $40,000 allocated for fees and expenses, including attorney fees.
Here's what the reports don't mention . . .
Mr. Maddox served as one of the most truly awful politicos in Kansas City history.
And now, right or wrong . . . His fam is going home with a nice chunk of change courtesy of Kansas City taxpayers.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has agreed to a $110,000 settlement with a then-15-year-old girl that was pepper sprayed during protests in May 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A lawsuit over a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed by a Kansas City police officer has reached a settlement. The incident happened on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City during May 2020 protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
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