Fort Worth settles claim that traffic stop for deaf man turned unnecessarily violent
11:27 AM CDT on Thursday, April 9, 2009
From WFAA-TV and staff reports
The city of Fort Worth has reached a $50,000 settlement with a deaf man who claims his nose was broken during a November 2007 traffic stop as he tried to explain to an officer he could not hear.
Fort Worth police Sgt. Pedro Criado said settlement Wednesday did not include any admission of wrongdoing on the city's part. The city also released the police dash camera video of the traffic stop.
On Nov. 30, Christopher Ferrell, 43, was pulled over for speeding, police said. Criado said Thursday he did not know where the traffic stop occurred.
Ferrell’s attorney said his client reached for his identification to inform the officer he was deaf.
"He was trying to show his identification to the officer so that the offic
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States (load item map)
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