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Lawsuit alleging excessive force by Parkersburg police officer settled
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:29 PM EDT
A Parkersburg man has settled his lawsuit alleging a city police officer used excessive force against him.
Sadler sued the city, Patrolmen Jay Hart and Michael Bosley, the police chief, the mayor and another officer identified only as John Doe in 2013. The lawsuit alleged that Hart chocked and punched Sadler on Aug. 13, 2013, while Sadler was handcuffed.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin dismissed all of the defendants except Hart from the lawsuit.
Martin says Hart is on administrative duty and disciplinary action is pending.
Attorneys for Sadler and Hart declined to comment on the case.