A federal lawsuit filed by a Tioga County jail inmate after he was beaten by a Tioga County Sheriff’s Lieutenant has been settled to the tune of $62,500, according to published reports. The incident occurred in June of 2010, and involved inmate David Coffey, who had been pepper-sprayed and handcuffed to a bench, then beaten by Lt. David Monell. Monell resigned as the facts surrounding the incident surfaced, but Tioga County District Attorney Gerald Keene decided not to press charges against Monell. Coffey filed his lawsuit last September alleging permanent injuries and damage to his sight. A settlement was reportedly reached in January. The details came to light in reports published in the Binghamton Press. Of the settlement awarded Coffey, Tioga taxpayers will be responsible for about $50,000, with the rest of the payment coming from the county’s insurance company.
Popularity: 5% [?]