Civil case against former Crestview officer settled (DOCUMENT)

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Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 02:05 PM.

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who lost her unborn child when former Crestview Police Maj. Joseph Floyd ran into her vehicle with his patrol car.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Tuesday signed an order dismissing with prejudice the case brought by Amanda Brown and Dwight Lonnie Dobson.

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Dobson and Brown will be awarded $75,000 in return for dropping the lawsuit they brought Jan. 11, 2012, against Floyd, Crestview Mayor David Cadle, former Police Chief Brian Mitchell and the city.

The lawsuit accused Floyd of causing a 2008 accident that killed Brown’s unborn child.

The complaint alleged that Floyd was driving a police cruiser after dark without headlights or any type of emergency equipment flashing. It said he intentionally struck the side of Dobson’s Toyota pickup truck while Dobson and Brown were inside.

The lawsuit claimed the “collision was so severe that it caused the car … to flip several times” and, as a result “plaintiffs lost their unborn child.”

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