While it is the highest amount they’ve ever paid, the payment won’t dry up the city’s account. Still, the settlement figure has shocked some local attorneys.
“It’s not just me, I really am blown away by this,” said Paul Applebaum, of Applebuam Law Firm.
Applebaum tried police misconduct cases for years and says this could set a new standard when it comes to settlements with the police department.
“It’s going to be tough for the city to push back and argue that your demands are unrealistic or unreasonable when they’ve gone and written a check for $20 million on a case like this,” said Applebaum.
Attorney surprised, concerned by $20 million Ruszcyk family settlement with Minneapolis
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