Associated Press
March 12, 2014

A south-central Pennsylvania municipality is agreeing to pay $500,000 to settle two federal civil rights lawsuits that claimed its police officers beat two suspects in separate incidents then made false reports to cover up the assaults.

Lawyer Devon M. Jacob said Thursday that Springettsbury Township will pay $250,000 each to the plaintiffs, Steven Landis and Debra Lynn Williams. Township Manager John Holman acknowledged the payments.

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