But the lawsuit was never about getting money or an apology.
It was about making sure the injuries Brad Ohlemacher suffered at the hands of police aren't suffered by anyone else, he said.
"I appreciate the written apology from the village and township councils. I am gratified of the admission of 'regret' regarding the unfortunate circumstances resulting in the entry onto my property, my arrest, detention and prosecution," Ohlemacher said.
In the apology letter, written by attorneys John McLanrich and Peter Lavelette, island officials acknowledge "officers should have proceeded in a different fashion" and they need "additional training."
To keep reading this story, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register, and see the apology letter below.