Man's death at music fest leads to $350K settlement in police brutality suit

The family of a 38-year-old New Jersey man who died after allegedly being beaten and choked by coops at a music festival more than two years ago settled their excessive force lawsuit with Howell police for $350,000.

The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, a blog that provides a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them.

Timothy J. Harden, of Belmar, was volunteering at the Souper Groove music festival on Sept. 5, 2015 when he began having a “medical or psychiatric episode” that caused him to …read more

Source: Monmouth

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