Cpl. Brown, City of Montgomery settle suit

© Cpl. David Brown
© Cpl. David Brown
The scene moments after the ambulance crash.
The scene moments after the ambulance crash.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of injured Montgomery police officer Corporal David Brown is being settled. Court documents dated July 22 show Brown's request for dismissal informing the court that the parties have entered into a written agreement and that there is no longer a need for the suit.

Judge Tracy McCooey officially dismissed the case on July 27. Details of the agreement were not provided. The judge ruled in March that Brown was eligible for worker's compensation, a ruling the city promised to fight.

Brown was critically injured in two different accidents within minutes of each other on September 11, 2010. The motorcycle officer was providing traffic assistance for a funeral escort when he was struck by a vehicle.

A short time after the first crash, Brown was involved in another crash when the ambulance he was being transported in overturned.

Brown, who has undergone extensive medical treatment in the months since his injuries, was considered off-duty by the City of Montgomery and was denied worker's compensation.

Brown's family filed a lawsuit seeking to force the city to pay. They contended that his duties were approved by the city, he was in uniform and he was performing a job no civilian would be allowed to do.

Brown spent 19 years with the Montgomery Police Department, 10 of which were spent on a motorcycle. He continues to recover from his injuries at his home in Prattville.

He's set to officially retire from the force on August 8.

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