Ithaca settles lawsuit involving Ithaca College student who was pepper sprayed

The City of Ithaca has settled a federal police brutality lawsuit filed by a former Ithaca College student after his arrest in November 2016. According to court documents, police pepper-sprayed the student while he was on the ground and handcuffed.

The student, Kyle Goldstein, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court Northern District in April 2019 alleging that two Ithaca Police Department officers used excessive force while illegally detaining him, as well as falsifying their reports to support their account, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the City of Ithaca, the two officers, the department and former IPD Chief John Barber.

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