ABQ Settles Police Brutality Suit

Nov 28, 2013

The lawyer for man who filed a police brutality lawsuit against Albuquerque police after his jaw was broken in an encounter with officers says the city has agreed to settle the case by paying him $60,000.

Attorney Ryan Villa says an officer kicked his client after he surrendered at the end of a foot chase. Charles Gomez had been stopped by police in May 2011 and was about to be taken into custody for DWI when he took off running.

Villa says Gomez gave up when officer Justin Montgomery found him hiding behind a dumpster but the officer kicked him in the face.

A city official confirmed a settlement has been reach but said it has not been finalized and could not confirm the amount.


Information from: KRQE-TV,

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