St. Louis County Settles Wrongful Death Suit
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County has settled a wrongful death lawsuit in a case involving a man who died after struggling with police in 2008.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/TmBVRd) reports county officials settled the suit for $46,500 instead of letting it go to trial.
Audrey Elkins sued after her son, 31-year-old Craig Foster of Berkeley, died after a “violent struggle” with members of the police department’s Street Enforcement Team.
Police say Foster ran Aug. 21, 2008, when officers tried to serve a search warrant at his home. The autopsy report described Foster as a crack
Elkins says video shows one officer kicking her son’s head. A medical examiner found bruising to Foster’s head, but said he died accidentally from complications from heart disease and asthma.
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