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Maquoketa Death Lawsuit

The City of Maquoketa has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Drew Edwards for $4.5 million. Lawyers for the family say the city will also agree to review the policies and procedures that led to Edwards’ death. Edwards died in police custody in June 2019 from cardiac arrest with meth, ecstasy, and marijuana in his system after officers used a taser on the man. Lawyers for Edwards’ family say the body camera footage in this case was critical to Edwards’ family receiving a lump sum payment of 4.5 million dollars from the city of Maquoketa and Jackson County. The city says the settlement is still not final because of one additional court hurdle and will not comment until that process is complete.

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