Incoming Sheriff awarded $50,000 in handcuff lawsuit

    Philadelphia Sheriff-elect Jewell Williams was awarded $50,000 yesterday after a two-day trial over his 2009 arrest.

    Williams rejected the city’s offer of a $65,000 settlement and went to trial for what his lawyer argued was an unlawful arrest that led to injuries because Williams’ cuffs were too tight.

    According to the Daily News, the city agreed Williams’ rights had been violated when he was detained for assisting two men who’d been frisked in his North Philadelphia neighborhood. It was the extent of Williams’ injuries proved a point of contention.

     

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