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Buffalo approves $300,000 settlement for jailhouse assault

The City of Buffalo will pay $300,000 to Shaun P. Porter, who was assaulted by a former cellblock attendant while in custody in the Buffalo police lockup.

Porter had been arrested for a domestic incident in May 2016 when cellblock attendant Matthew Jaskula shoved him – while handcuffed – into a metal door and dragged him bleeding and nearly unconscious to a nearby cell.

The incident was recorded on a stationary camera inside the Buffalo police lockup.

Jaskula pleaded guilty in federal court to "deprivation of constitutional rights under color of law" and served an 18-month prison sentence.

The settlement ends Porter's civil suit, which named as defendants the City of Buffalo and two police officers, Joshua T. Craig and Anthony J. D'Agostino, who reportedly are seen on the video doing nothing to intervene during the assault.

The Council approved the $300,000 settlement Tuesday.

City of Buffalo would pay $300,000 in jailhouse assault settlement

 

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