Two years after arrest, lawsuit filed against Beaufort police (Update: Settled)

Update July 11: The Island Packet writes that the City of Beaufort has settled for a relatively nominal $3,000 with Mark Altman Jr.

First reporting: A man has filed a lawsuit against the Beaufort Police Department over an alleged use of excessive force and an alleged broken nose from a "deliberate sudden stop" of a police cruiser in 2009.

Then 24-year-old Mark Altman Jr. was arrested while being belligerent when an officer stopped him for having an open container of beer while outside on Bay Street.

I'll point you to The Island Packet's report for the rundown.

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