Minneapolis poised to pay $275K to man who said police beat him, lied about confidential informant


Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune file

Seen in 2021, Andre Moore, right, said he suffers PTSD from treatment at the hands of cops who targeted him with trumped-up felony drug charges. He's shown with friend Shirley Pikala.

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a $275,000 payout Monday to settle a lawsuit from a man who said a police officer beat him during a traffic stop, then lied about evidence to obtain a search warrant for his home.

Andre Moore, 52, filed a federal lawsuit a year ago alleging Minneapolis police officers Tony Partyka, Neal Walsh and others first violated his constitutional rights by "unnecessarily and recklessly using excessive force to pull Moore from his vehicle, throw him to the ground" and beat him on the side of the road during a traffic stop, leaving Moore with a broken nose.

A few months later, in February 2020, Partyka violated Moore's civil rights again "as retribution for Moore's complaints to the Minneapolis police department" when he led a SWAT raid into Moore's north Minneapolis house, according to the suit.



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