The City of Omaha is preparing for a potential legal settlement with a man who said police officers used excessive force when arresting him at a hospital in 2011.
Tuesday, the City Council is scheduled to consider giving the City Law Department approval to enter into a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Robert Wagner.
Additional information about the case or terms of a settlement were not available from the city. Council members previously received confidential information on an amount the city might be willing to pay, according to a memo from the Law Department.
Wagner filed the civil rights complaint in federal court late last year. In it, he said he was "viciously beaten" by officers at Creighton University Medical Center, where he had gone to visit a cousin who had been shot.
Some of the incident was captured on a surveillance camera, and it led to the firing of two officers, who were both later reinstated by arbitrators.
Wagner named both the city and the officers involved in the arrest in his lawsuit.