Inkster settles another police excessive force case

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) -- The city of Inkster has settled another excessive force case involving police.

The Detroit Free Press reports federal court documents show the latest settlement for $100,000 stemmed from the July 2011 arrest of DeShawn Acklin. His lawsuit says he was handcuffed then choked and beaten until he lost consciousness.

Inkster property owners already were on the hook for a $1.4 million settlement with Floyd Dent, a man seen on video being repeatedly punched in the head in January by police officer William Melendez during a traffic stop.

Melendez was fired as an Inkster officer but denies wrongdoing. He's been ordered to stand trial in the case involving Dent and has a court hearing Friday.

Melendez was among seven officers sued by Acklin as well.

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