A military veteran who was confronted by Louisville police last year at Mid City Mall has filed a lawsuit over the incident claiming he was wrongfully detained and assaulted by officers.
The Courier-Journal reports Kentucky National Guard Lt. Col. Donald Blake Settle has requested unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Settle says officers forced him to the ground and handcuffed him without sufficient reason in January 2012.
Police have said they thought Settle was panhandling because he was wearing dusty clothes, had trouble speaking and couldn't tell them his address. Settle told the newspaper in a previous interview that he has poor memory and difficulty speaking due to an injury he suffered in Afghanistan.
Three traditional college basketball powerhouses in our region are 1-2-3 in a major preseason ranking. Indiana, Louisville, and Kentucky appear set to have outstanding seasons and contend for national championships.
A Kentucky man who spent about nine years in prison before being cleared in a deadly shooting and robbery has settled a civil rights lawsuit with the city of Louisville for $8.5 million. Edwin Arnell Chandler of Louisville had been convicted in the September 28, 1993 shooting death of 25-year-old Brenda Whitfield during a robbery at a Chevron Food Mart.