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Settlement for Broken Arm Woman?


The Santa Barbara City Council mulled over a possible settlement deal involving a woman suing the police department after having her arm broken by two officers in 2011 after she was stopped for allegedly driving under the influence. The woman, Britteny Cotledge, was stopped after hitting a parked car after leaving a party on the Westside. Police claim she resisted arrest, and when two officers grabbed her by each of her arms — twisting them up behind her back — one her arms broke. Cotledge sued, claiming excessive force was deployed. The council discussed the case behind closed doors and issued no report on what course of action it will take.

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