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Deal reached in lawsuit over excessive force in a jail

A man who said he was severely beaten while in jail has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against a western Michigan county.

Federal court records show a deal was reached this week with the help of a mediator.

No details were disclosed, although attorneys have 30 days to file documents.

Aaron Henderson said in the lawsuit that an Allegan County deputy kneed him in the head, causing him to slam into a wall and break several facial bones. He said he didn't get medical care for hours.

The county admits a deputy used a restraint that wasn't taught by the sheriff's department.

Henderson of Orlando, Florida, was living in Michigan in 2014 when he was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Messages seeking comment from attorneys weren't immediately returned Friday.

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