Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was awarded $475,000 on Friday to settle his lawsuit with the city of Minneapolis.
Johnson filed the suit in April 2016, claiming two Minneapolis police officers used excessive force when they arrested him in October 2014.
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In the lawsuit, Johnson also accused the two off-duty officers of unreasonable seizure and false arrest.
He alleged that the two officers, while working security at a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, were the ones who started a confrontation that ended with Johnson being pepper-sprayed, subdued with a stun gun and arrested.
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