INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Court records show that the city of Indianapolis has settled a lawsuit for $99,000 that was filed by a man who claims police used false evidence to imprison him.
Derrick Hazelwood filed the federal lawsuit last June, saying detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department used testimony from a questionable witness and mischaracterized evidence to link him to the May 2012 killing of Wayne Keeylen.
The Indianapolis Star reports that court documents show a settlement was reached April 29. The documents say the city doesn't admit liability or wrongdoing under the settlement.
Hazelwood attorney Andrea Ciobanu declined comment on the settlement citing a confidentiality clause.
The murder charge against Hazelwood was dropped in January 2015 and Hazelwood's record has been expunged.