"These guys were on their own. They felt like they could do what they want," Burrow said at the time.
Twan Reynolds remembers Leavitt and Hutchinson, who'd been employed as an officer in Chesapeake since April, yelling racial slurs at him. Twan Reynolds is black and his wife is white.
When Twan and Lauren Reynolds were arrested, their daughter, Kaleigha, was left in their car. An acquaintance took Kaleigha, but her parents didn't know what had happened to her while they were under arrest.
On Oct. 22, Leavitt was sentenced to two years in prison for the incident for violating the Reynolds' civil rights. He pleaded guilty to two federal misdemeanors, acknowledging that he wrongly arrested Lauren Reynolds for DUI and that he beat her husband with a slapjack.
Clifford said $75,000 from the settlement will go into a fund for Kaleigha Reynolds.
While the settlement does not include an admission of guilt, Clifford said, "Its size is sufficient to put everyone in the town of Montgomery on notice that what happened there was wrong. That was the whole focus of this."
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