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Phoenix man forced to eat marijuana by police settles $100,000 suit

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Edgar Castro says he was forced by police to eat marijuana or go to jail has settled a lawsuit against the city for $100,000. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Edgar Castro says he was forced by police to eat marijuana or go to jail has settled a lawsuit against the city for $100,000. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The three Phoenix police officers involved – Richard Pena, Jason McFadden and Michael Carnicle - resigned, while a fourth, who admitted to witnessing the incident, was demoted. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The three Phoenix police officers involved – Richard Pena, Jason McFadden and Michael Carnicle - resigned, while a fourth, who admitted to witnessing the incident, was demoted. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Body-cam footage of 19-year-old Castro's arrest. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Body-cam footage of 19-year-old Castro's arrest. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Phoenix man who says he was forced by police to eat marijuana or go to jail has settled a lawsuit against the city for $100,000.

The Phoenix City Council approved the settlement Wednesday.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Man reports Phoenix police officers forced him to eat marijuana] 

Edgar Castro was pulled over for speeding in September 2016 and police officers reported finding a small amount of marijuana in his car.

“Cops searched my vehicle and found a gun and marijuana,” Castro said. “I was told to sit on the curb and eat the marijuana or go to jail.”

The officers did not have a search warrant.

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Castro says he became sick and vomited after ingesting the marijuana.

The three Phoenix police officers involved – Richard Pena, Jason McFadden and Michael Carnicle - resigned, while a fourth, who admitted to witnessing the incident, was demoted.

Lawyers for the 20-year-old Castro filed a notice of claim in the case in February against the city and the three officers. That precursor to a lawsuit sought $3.5 million.

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Castro's suit filed in October sought undisclosed punitive and compensatory damages for an alleged civil-right violation and emotional distress.

"What happened to Edgar Castro requires more than a monetary settlement and an apology to fix. We are still praying and lobbying for reforms of police training and recruitment policies," said Reverend Jarrett Maupin.

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