City pays $160K to settle suit over ‘pro wrestling’ kick

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania city has paid $160,000 to settle a lawsuit by a convicted robber who contends an officer’s “pro wrestling”-style kick to his head fractured his jaw.



The (Allentown) Morning Call (http://bit.ly/2v9dKNN ) reported the settlement Monday in an online story which contains the two-minute dashcam video of the Allentown police arrest of Hector Medina-Pena.

The 34-year-old is serving 4½ to 10 years in prison for robbing the strip club that led to his arrest in May 2015.





The city determined Officer Joseph Iannetta’s actions – including the kick – were “appropriate under the circumstances,” namely an arrest in which Medina-Pena seemed confused and didn’t immediately lay face-down like three other occupants in the vehicle. The suspect was on all fours when he was kicked to the ground, breaking his jaw and costing him three teeth.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com






















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