$1.6M Out-of-Court Settlement Reached in Minnesota Excessive Force Suit

August 31, 2020

An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a man who said he suffered a serious brain injury during an arrest by an Otter Tail County, Minnesota, sheriff’s deputy.

The attorney for Kameron Boudin says the settlement is for nearly $1.6 million. The money will be paid by the Minnesota County Intergovernmental Trust. The lawsuit sought $2 million.

The incident happened in December 2018. Authorities had been looking for Boudin in connection with a bar fight and found him at his home in Parkers Prairie. A deputy’s body camera showed Deputy Jeremias Krupich punching Boudin several times in the face while sitting on top of him. None of the officers at the scene intervened.

The lawsuit said Boudin had a series of surgeries after suffering the brain injury. His lawyer, Robert Bennett, said the injuries were significant and Boudin still suffers from the effects of post-concussion syndrome.

Krupich resigned following an investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Topics Lawsuits Minnesota

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