Montgomery Police Settle Brutality Suit


By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The city of Montgomery has settled a lawsuit filed by two residents claiming police brutality.


The amount of the settlement is confidential.


Kamessa Williams and Miguel Johnson alleged they were roughed-up by police in separate incidents in 2009.


The lawsuit states that both Williams and Johnson are disabled.


Williams claimed an officer kicked her in the buttocks, stomped on her back and made her lie in a bed of ants.


Johnson claimed officers tackled him and handcuffed him roughly. He also says an officer stole $700 from his wallet.


A city inquiry found no wrongdoing.



Mayor Todd Strange and plaintiffs' attorney Julian McPhillips say they are "satisfied" with the settlement.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

WNCF and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. Comments are posted on site immediately and without station moderation. If you feel a comment is inappropriate you may flag it for review. For guidelines on flagging comments see our Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.