Mediator: Lawsuit settled in case of wheelchair user shoved by Lafayette police officer


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LAFAYETTE, Indiana — A mediator says a federal lawsuit has been settled between the city of Lafayette and a man who was shoved by police officer and sent toppling out of his motorized wheelchair in 2013.

A letter submitted last week to a judge by the mediator says the suit filed by 26-year-old Nicholas Kincade was resolved out of court. WLFI-TV ( ) reports the terms are not yet known.

The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier ( ) reports the judge vacated all upcoming hearings, and Kincade has 30 days to acknowledge consent in dismissing the complaint.

Lafayette Police Lt. Tom Davidson hit Kincade during a confrontation Oct. 1, 2013. Kincade says his constitutional rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act were violated.

Davidson was suspended and demoted to officer, despite a department recommendation that he be fired.

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