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Wed Jun 3, 2015, 11:32 AM Jun 2015

$1.38M cop beating settlement will cost Inkster Michigan taxpayers [View all]

By Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press 12:48 a.m. EDT June 2, 2015

Inkster property owners will soon face a one-time tax hit to cover a settlement reached between the city and a man beaten by a police officer during a traffic stop.

City Treasurer Mark Stuhldreher said Inkster will levy 6.45 mills on summer tax bills to pay Floyd Dent $1,377,500.

That means property owners will shell out about $178.67 on a home with a market value of $55,400, the median value of a home in Inkster, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

It will be forced on residents in a city where 38% of its residents live below the poverty level and the median household income is $26,512, the census bureau estimates.

A consent judgment was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on Friday, but it may take more than a year for Dent and his attorneys to fully collect the money.


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