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Springdale settles police brutality case for nearly $100,000

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Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
 

Springdale Borough's insurer has paid $98,500 to settle an Allegheny County police officer's lawsuit over a Feb. 11, 2010, incident where a Springdale police officer attacked him, Mayor Eileen Miller said Thursday.

Raymond A. Hrabos, 51, of Springdale said he was on his way home from work when officer Mark E. Thom assaulted him after he tapped on the window of another police officer's pickup truck to find out why he was blocking a narrow, snow-covered street.

U.S. District Judge David Cercone on Thursday approved a joint motion by attorneys for both sides to dismiss the lawsuit. Hrabos' attorney couldn't be reached for comment. John Giunta, the attorney for the borough and Thom, declined comment.

Springdale police charged Hrabos with misdemeanor and summary offenses after the confrontation. All but one were subsequently dismissed. An Allegheny County judge acquitted Hrabos of a disorderly conduct charge.

Thom, 31, of Springdale has pleaded guilty in an unrelated federal case to violating the civil rights of a man he arrested and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 12. Thom resigned from the police force this month.

 

 

 
 


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