Denver city council to vote on $3.3M settlement

DENVER — Denver city councilors still need to approve a $3.3 million settlement offer to settle abuse claims at the city’s jail.

Councilors are scheduled to vote on the offer at their meeting Monday evening.

Last week, a federal judge accepted the deal to settle a lawsuit filed by former inmate Jamal Hunter. He says a deputy ignored his screams while inmates attacked him and scalded his genital with hot water in July 2011. Cameras captured another deputy choking Hunter 12 days later.

The payout is considered the largest in Denver history to settle a civil rights claim.


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