Police Abuse

Daytona Beach Paying $250,000 Settlement for Violent 2006 Arrest

The victim says he had back surgery and lost hearing in one ear. Cops involved say they have no recollection of the arrest


The City of Daytona Beach has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a man who suffered serious injuries after police entered his home without a warrant during a 2006 arrest that turned violent.

Matthew Olson's attorney, Howard Marks, said his client had back surgery and lost the ability to hear from one ear after police officers beat him in his home on Nov. 14, 2006. Records show Olson was a domestic-violence suspect. He was not prosecuted, records show.