Keith Cockrell has settled his claim of excessive force against the Cincinnati Police for $60,000.00.  Since the lawsuit was settled the Cincinnati police have modified their taser policy consistent with his claims. That is, he claimed that the policy permitted officers to tase persons who were fleeing from jaywalking.  The Sixth Circuit held that the officer was entitled to qualified immunity on the claim but agreed with the district court that the challenge to the policy could go to trial.  The City settled before trial.  Mr. Cockrell suffered severe scrapes, bruises and scarring.  Al Gerhardstein and Jennifer Branch represented the Plaintiff.

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