A Terrace man who sued the RCMP for a violent jail cell takedown has reached an out of court settlement.
Robert Wright filed a lawsuit against the RCMP after he suffered permanent brain damage while in police custody in April of 2012.
It claimed Constable Brian Heideman used excessive force when he threw Wright to the ground in holding cells, then dragged and kneeled on him while he was unconscious.
Now, his lawyer Scott Stanley says a settlement has been reached, but the terms are confidential
He says the settlement will ensure that Wright has the care and support he needs.
In an email, Stanley says ” This is something that should never have happened. It is something that should never happen again.”
The lawsuit was filed in 2014.
Prior to that, a review by New Westminster Police recommended criminal charges, but they were not approved by the Criminal Justice Branch based on the belief wasn’t enough evidence to guarantee a conviction.