SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The City of Springfield will pay $150,000 to two men who claimed they were victims of police brutality.
Jubal Chaplin and Caleb Beechem filed a lawsuit on Jan. 31, 2020, against the city and several officers.
Chaplin was the passenger in a truck that was pulled over in February 2018. Dashcam video shows officers throwing him to the ground after he reached into his pocket. He will get $50,000.
In a separate incident, Beechem claimed he was beaten and tased in July 2019 after a neighbor called police about his behavior. He will receive $100,000.