Settlement reached in case stemming from 2008 RNC

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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 8:04 PM
Settlement reached in case stemming from 2008 RNC

An anti-war protester wounded by a police projectile during the 2008 Republican National Convention has settled his excessive force lawsuit against the officer and cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Mick Kelly reached a settlement Wednesday. The dollar amount wasn't disclosed.

Kelly says he'll give $5,000 from the settlement to the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, and he'll donate to other progressive causes too.

He was protesting Sept. 4, 2008, when authorities say he harassed a police horse with a banner, then lunged at an officer. Kelly denies those claims and says he did nothing wrong when he was shot in the abdomen with a marking round.

Kelly was bruised but had no internal injuries.

An insurance policy is covering the city's claims over alleged convention-related police misconduct.