Women claiming brutality settle with Hattiesburg police

An attorney says two Grenada women who said they suffered police brutality in 2007 settled a lawsuit against the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Sisters Aisha Fox and Jemeellah Fox filed a $2 million lawsuit against the city of Hattiesburg, then acting Police Chief Frank Misenhelter and three police officers on August 30, 2007.

The women's attorney, Carlos E. Moore, declined to release the amount of the settlement, but attorney Vick Smith, who represented the police department, said the sisters settled for $5,500 each.

Moore would not confirm that.

In the lawsuit, the sisters said they were illegally detained and abused physically and verbally by officers Chris Fagan, Zachary Robinson and Sergeant Robert McGinty on March 25, 2007, after the sisters left a fraternity-sorority party in Hattiesburg.

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