RENO, Nev.—A former track star at Reno High School has agreed to accept $100,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing law officers of using excessive force against him at a country music concert in Yerington three years ago.
Cody Herbst, 25, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Reno last summer against two Yerington police officers, two Lyon County sheriff's deputies, the city and the county.
Herbst said in the lawsuit that the officers slammed him to the ground and knocked him unconscious after he was ordered to leave the VIP area at the Neal McCoy concert at the county fairgrounds in July 2006. He said the officers shot him multiple times with a Taser gun and pepper spray.
He was arrested for trespassing but the charges later were dropped. His lawyers, Terri Keyser-Cooper and Diane Vaillancourt, said Monday the county has agreed to pay him $100,000 and the city $8,000. ... [LINK]
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