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Sep 23, 2012 3:37 PM

Louisville Police Training To Focus On Veterans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Fort Knox officials are meeting with Louisville police about training officers to deal with veterans who have traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/VsSo5K) the training will be mandatory beginning next year. It was prompted by a January confrontation where Lt. Col. Donald Settle claims police used excessive force against him.

Settle was shopping at Mid-City Mall. His clothes were dusty because he had been remodeling, and an officer mistook him for a homeless panhandler. Officers drew a Taser on Settle and forced him to the ground.

They were cleared of wrongdoing in an internal investigation that is not public. They have claimed that Settle was aggressive.

Settle has denied that and is considering a lawsuit, saying he wants to know why no one was punished.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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