The Hit Parade Revisited
Roughly a year later Mansour sued the City of Minneapolis in U.S. District Court. It was hardly a novel development: during the last decade the City of Minneapolis has paid out more than $10 million to settle civil rights cases stemming from run-ins with Minneapolis cops.
Mansour's case was highlighted in a July City Pages cover story documenting the Minneapolis Police Department's checkered history of police brutality. Last week Shulman signed off on a settlement that will pay his client $35,000 in taxpayer dollars.
"The nature of a settlemnt is that everyone walks away a little unhappy," reasons Shulman. "But he's ready to move on."