PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who says he was forced by police to eat marijuana or go to jail has settled a lawsuit against the city for $100,000.
The Phoenix City Council approved the settlement Wednesday.
Edgar Castro was pulled over for speeding in September 2016 and police officers reported finding a small amount of marijuana in his car.
Castro says he became sick and vomited after ingesting the marijuana.
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The three police officers involved resigned from the force shortly after the incident.
Lawyers for the 20-year-old Castro filed a notice of claim in the case in February against the city and the three officers. That precursor to a lawsuit sought $3.5 million.
Castro’s suit filed in October sought undisclosed punitive and compensatory damages for an alleged civil-right violation and emotional distress.