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Kent County Settles Lawsuit: Man Says Guards Broke His Arm

Posted at 5:31 PM, Sep 12, 2013

courtKENT COUNTY, Mich. — The lawsuit involving a Grand Rapids man who said that Kent County jail guards broke his arm and denied him medical treatment has been settled, according to county officials.

Frederick Veal, arrested for drunk driving in October 2010 after a car crash, claims that police used excessive force once he was in jail.  The Kent County Sheriff’s Department claimed that Veal was so drunk that he didn’t realize how injured he was in the crash.  They also claim that he refused medical treatment and was uncooperative with officials during almost the entirety of his incarceration.

Details of Veal’s settlement, including how much money the county will pay him, are not yet available.