Melvin settlement keeps abusive policing ‘swept under rug’

print Hanson Melvin, the “walking while black” victim of Chattanooga police abuse, settled his case with the city, on advice of a lawyer. By David Tulis / 92.7 NoogaRadio His attorney would not say for how much, but indicated the damages payment was considerably less than the F$500,000 demanded from Mr. Melvin’s May 29, 2016, encounter with officer David Campbell, who was later fired. The settlement keeps from public view a disturbing pattern of officer misconduct, including, perjury, conspiracy to deprive citizens of their rights, and private communications among officers to arrange for intimidation and harassing encounters with people such … Continue reading Melvin settlement keeps abusive policing ‘swept under rug’