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Man Who Claimed Excessive Police Force Wins Ruling

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WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) - A man who was badly injured in a confrontation with a suburban Detroit police officer has settled a lawsuit for about $700,000 and received vindication of sorts from the Michigan Supreme Court.

Jeff Kodlowski says he was beaten in the head by Westland Officer Kyle Dawley in 2009. The officer was responding to a call about a minor incident involving Kodlowski, his wife and a phone.

Audio of the alleged assault was recorded by another officer who had a lapel microphone turned on. Attorney Joe Corriveau says the lawsuit was settled earlier this year.

In a separate but related matter, Kodlowski was convicted of resisting arrest in the incident. But the state Supreme Court recently said the jury should have been allowed to see photos of Kodlowski's injuries.

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