A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached for a civil lawsuit involving the death of a Maquoketa man during a struggle with police. That’s according to the attorney, Dave O’Brien, who represents the family of 22-year-old Drew Edwards who died at the scene.
The city manager says, the City of Maquoketa approved a settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit at their city council meeting Tuesday night for four-million dollars.
O’Brien says, 500-thousand dollars will come from Jackson County.
We’ve spoken to the Jackson County attorney’s office.
Attorney Sara Davenport couldn’t confirm a settlement, and referred us to another attorney who we haven’t heard back from yet.