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City of Youngstown reaches a settlement in federal civil rights case

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A federal civil rights case against the city of Youngstown and its police department has been resolved.

Court documents show lawyers for Desiree Johnson and the city reached a settlement late last month.

Johnson sued the city after an incident in 2012 that landed her in jail for assaulting two Youngstown police officers. She claimed the incident stemmed from a history of problems with YPD.

Youngstown City Council and the Mahoning Probate Court must approve the undisclosed settlement.


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