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Police-beating victim to receive $100K settlement, wants former officer to face criminal charges

Man wants officer arrested for allegedly beating him

KSNV coverage Metro Police to pay a $100,000 settlement to a man who videotaped a police officer accused of beating an officer, March 26, 2012.

A man who videotaped a Metro Police officer attacking him in his driveway will receive a $100,000 settlement, but he tells reporters it’s not enough.

Mitchell Crooks videotaped Officer Derek Colling during a March 20, 2011, incident in which Colling beat and arrested Crooks in his driveway in the 1700 block of Commanche Circle. Crooks was taping police responding to a reported burglary in his neighborhood when the incident transpired.

Colling was fired in December after a Metro internal investigation.

Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee agreed to the $100,000 settlement on Monday.

Crooks told My News 3 that he didn’t sue for money and wanted to see Colling put behind bars.

“I believe the officer should be criminally charged with trespassing, with assault and battery, destruction of property, tampering with evidence, falsifying a police report and assault and battery," Crooks told a Channel 3 reporter.

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