BALTIMORE — Baltimore could pay $90,000 to a man who says police broke his nose after he declined to make a witness statement about a robbery.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the city’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote on the settlement Wednesday.
The payment would resolve a lawsuit brought against police by Donovan Hand of Irvine, California. In 2015, Hand told police he heard something and saw three people running away from a robbery. One threatened Hand with a knife.
Police asked Hand to make a formal statement at the police station But he said had a job interview early the next morning.
According to a summary of the case to be presented to the board, the dispute escalated and two officers tackled Hand, breaking his nose.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com