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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:16 PM

City of Eugene reaches $115,000 settlement with man assaulted by police officer at jail

The city of Eugene has agreed to pay $115,000 to a man who threatened to sue after he was assaulted by a city police officer at the Lane County Jail.

The settlement in Arik Bumpas’ case comes nearly one month after a judge found officer John Sharlow guilty of misdemeanor assault and official misconduct in connection with the Sept. 11, 2014, incident that was captured on video by a jail surveillance camera.

Bumpas was handcuffed with his hands behind his back and seated on a bench inside a jail prebooking area when Sharlow grabbed him around the neck and threw him to the concrete floor. That caused Bumpas’ head to hit the ground in a move that a prosecutor said caused a small cut above the Eugene man’s right eyebrow.

“In (Bumpas’) view, (the settlement amount) is enough compensation for what was done to him,” Eugene attorney Brian Michaels said. He and another local lawyer, Marianne Dugan, represented Bumpas. They informed city officials last year of their client’s intention to sue over the incident. The settlement was announced Friday.

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34603699-75/city-of-eugene-reaches-115000-settlement-with-man-assaulted-by-police-officer-at-jail.html.csp

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Shrike47 Jul 2016 #1

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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:20 PM

1. The officer was convicted of assault. Yay Eugene!

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