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Mesa to settle suit alleging officers broke man's wrist

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 17:57:44-05

PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Mesa has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges police officers broke a man's wrist during his arrest on misdemeanor warrants and ignored his repeated requests to loosen the handcuffs.

The dollar amount of the settlement in Terence Kirkpatrick's lawsuit hasn't been publicly revealed.

The city denied allegations that officers used excessive force and broke Kirkpatrick's wrist.

Officers say Kirkpatrick worsened the situation by not following their commands.

Kirkpatrick later pleaded guilty to a criminal charge stemming from the struggle.

The suit was settled on Feb. 12.