Seattle settles with a man over police behavior


A man who accused Seattle police officers of physical abuse after entering his home two years ago during a social check-up has reached a $ 250,000 settlement with the city.

As part of the settlement, the city did not admit any wrongdoing and Howard McCay, 74, received a payment and an audience with the management of the department, KOMO-TV reported.

McCay said he woke up early on February 23, 2019, thinking that burglars would enter his two-story home in Seattle’s Cherry Hill neighborhood.

He called 911 and found that Seattle police officers responding to a social check after a local resident called the city’s non-emergency number to report that the front door of McCay’s house was open had found out.

McCay had turned up his television volume in his upstairs bedroom and was not hearing the officers’ orders. The officers forcibly handcuffed him and finally asked if he was the homeowner.

The Office of Police Accountability, a civilian review board, investigated the incident and found that officers had followed the department’s protocols and procedures on the case.

McCay and his lawyers disagreed and filed a $ 5 million lawsuit against the city in March. The two sides reached an agreement in July, with McCay receiving $ 122,500 and the law firm representing him $ 127,500.


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