Update: City Approves Settlement in Rough Arrest Case

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

A man who once had a run-in with Omaha police will be getting a six-figure settlement.

Robert Wagner was the subject of a rough arrest outside of a hospital three years ago. He sued the city claiming excessive force.

Tuesday, the Omaha City Council unanimously approved a $100,000 payment for medical expenses, pain, and ongoing injuries.

The vote occurred without discussion; however, City officials had told WOWT 6 News it's in the best interest to avoid a lawsuit and trial and approve the settlement.

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