Davenport pays, apologizes to hearing impaired man

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The city of Davenport has issued an unusual apology to a former alderman after a police employee was caught on tape saying that he intentionally knocked softly on the hearing impaired man’s door when responding to a service call.

The Quad-City Times (http://bit.ly/1aBN1Lo ) reports the city will also pay Keith Meyer $49,990, just below the $50,000 threshold for payments that must be approved by the city council.

The out-of-court settlement stems from a disclosure made during Meyer’s trial last year on a misdemeanor charge of assault for allegedly pointing a gun at a neighbor. Meyer was acquitted.

A recording from an officer’s microphone caught an unidentified civilian employee say that when he went to Meyer’s house to respond to a damage complaint, he knocked softly so Meyer wouldn’t hear him.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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