Settlement in Joplin Police Excessive Force Case

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JOPLIN, Mo. — A woman from Pittsburg, Kansas has reached a settlement with Joplin Police, over allegations of excessive force.

Jamie Yerby, 38, will be paid more than $127,000 in the settlement case.
Yerby alleged a Joplin police officer used excessive force on her during an arrest on April 6th, 2014.
Peter Edwards, Joplin’s City Attorney says the officer was trying to arrest Yerby on city charges of assault and disturbing the peace.
Edwards says  Yerby wasn’t complying when she refused to get up from the ground. The officer then pulled her up by the arm, which was behind her back resulting in a broken arm.
Edwards says charges related to the incident are still pending in Joplin’s Municipal Court.


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