Civil Liberties

Portland to Settle With Police Brutality Victim for $2.3 Million

Record settlement must be approved by the city council first


The city of Portland will pay $2.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed after Police Officer Dane Reister wounded William Kyle Monroe in 2011 when he mistakenly fired lethal rounds at him from a beanbag shotgun.

The proposed settlement was reached after city attorneys and Monroe's lawyer met Monday in a mediation session with U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken.