Columbus Settles Police Misconduct Case

Dec 3, 2013

Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man whose constitutional rights were violated by Columbus police.

Earlier this year, a three judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati reversed a judge's decision to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2008 by Tremaine Nelms against the city and two police officers. The panel said it appears the officers violated Nelms' constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure. Nelms claimed the officers and his North side apartment complex manager entered and searched his apartment unlawfully and without reason. City attorney Rick Pfeffier.

Nelms says he now suffers from nightmares and depression, and fears police.