Honolulu settles 2 more lawsuits filed vs. police

Honolulu settles 2 more lawsuits filed vs. police

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu City Council has approved two more lawsuit settlements filed against police officers.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the council has approved a dozen settlements this year for payments of $2.6 million.

The council Wednesday approved a settlement for a claim against a 22-year police veteran in the Traffic Division who was holding a stun gun when he knocked an iPhone out of the hand of a man recording an arrest.

An attorney for Randy Salazar Jr. says Salazar suffered a broken finger in January 2013 when the officer struck him. The city agreed to pay him $37,000.

In the second settlement, the city will pay $22,500 to John Ilae, who said a detective illegally held him for an extended period after an arrest in June 2010.

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