St. Paul Settles in Police Brutality Case

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The St. Paul City Council is expected to approve a $400,000 settlement Wednesday afternoon in a case of police brutality, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

On Oct. 28, 2010, St. Paul police went to the Snelling Avenue house of Daniela Hobbs and her son Larelle Steward with a search warrant for cocaine.

Steward complied with police orders but told police his mother couldn't move as quickly because of illness.

According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, police repeatedly kicked Steward and shot a "flash-bang" grenade at Hobbs. Steward suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face.

The police did not find any cocaine.

In the settlement, the city denied any wrongdoing, while Hobbs and Steward agreed not to discuss the settlement or case with the media, the Star Tribune reported.

The settlement is tied for the largest brutality settlement ever paid by St. Paul.

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