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Fort Worth Wants Settlement in Bar Raid


The city of Fort Worth, Texas, has recommended that $400,000 be paid in a settlement to Chad Gibson, the man who sustained a serious head injury during the raid at the Rainbow Lounge in 2009.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "The amount, if approved Tuesday by the City Council, would settle Chad Gibson's claim for damages against the city. Gibson says excessive force was used against him during his arrest at the south Fort Worth bar on June 28, 2009."

The settlement document says that it is not an admission of liability on the city's part. All parties involved agree to avoid litigation.

Gibson claimed that excessive force was used during the raid, but an investigation by the police and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission did not support that claim. However, the commission fired two agents involved in the raid and their supervisor for policy violations and three Fort Worth police officers received brief suspensions.

An attorney for Gibson said he is still seeking treatment for his injuries, the Star-Telegram reports.

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