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Eugene to pay $115,000 to man assaulted by police in jail

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The city of Eugene has agreed to pay $115,000 to a man who was assaulted by a city police officer at the Lane County Jail.

The Register-Guard reports that Arik Bumpas had threatened to sue over the September 2014 attack that was caught on video by jail surveillance cameras. The settlement was announced Friday.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the city settled with Bumpas to avoid the cost of litigation.

Last month former officer John Sharlow was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and official misconduct in connection with the Sept. 11, 2014, incident. Surveillance video shows Sharlow grabbing a handcuffed Bumpas buy the neck and throwing him to the ground.

Sharlow testified that he grabbed Bumpas because he thought Bumpas was going to become aggressive.

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