OAKLAND, Calif. — The city of Hayward and Bay Area Rapid Transit agreed to collectively pay more than $1 million to the son of a man who died in police custody more than three years ago.
The East Bay Times reported (http://bayareane.ws/2sKRB7n ) Thursday Hayward agreed to pay just more than $995,000, with BART expected to kick in an additional $75,000, to Joseph Greer to settle a wrongful death suit alleging police unnecessarily restrained and tased his father, James “Nate” Greer, until he lost consciousness.
The elder Greer died in police custody May 23, 2014, while being restrained during a traffic stop.
Joseph Greer declined to comment on the settlement.
Of the 11 Hayward officers named in the suit, all, except one who retired, are still with the department.