Police Settle $350,000 Lawsuit After Music Festival Death from Excessive Force
The family a New Jersey man who died in police custody has settled a lawsuit with the local police for in an excessive force case for a total $350,000.
According to the , Timothy J. Harden Belmar, was volunteering at Souper Groove music festival back in Sept. 5, 2015 when he experienced a “.” Court papers described an incident where the victim became agitated and when police arrived the situation escalated.
The suit alleged Harden was beaten and choked to excess — he had a thyroid cartilage fracture, bruises, and constitutions to show for it.
The unnamed ficers involved were never identified to the public; however, they were cleared any wrongdoing by the ‘s standards. They Harden’s death as a result “drug-induced excited delirium.”
The family has settled in court for the claimed police brutality case. Harden’s family has also opened up two suits against the Priedaine New Jersey Latn Society and the organizers Souper Groove, both which are still in progress.