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Elyria man weighs settlement in brutality suit against PIB police

Jessica Cuffman • Feb 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Elyria businessman Bradley Ohlemacher is considering a settlement in a brutality lawsuit he filed last year against Put-in-Bay police, federal court records show.

Ohlemacher alleges Put-in-Bay police violated his civil rights when they showed up at his South Bass Island home on July 18, 2010, and arrested him while investigating a noise complaint. The lawsuit says police drove his face into the concrete and dragged him through some landscaping before handcuffing him and taking him to the jail, where they then smashed his head into a wall.

Most of the charges against Ohlemacher were dropped and he was acquitted of a remaining charge of disorderly conduct.

Court records show Ohlemacher's attorneys are discussing a settlement with attorneys representing the police department, Put-in-Bay Village and Put-in-Bay Township. Ohlemacher is seeking $75,000 in compensation.

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