Minneapolis to settle lawsuit from ex-Viking Eller

The Minneapolis City Council will vote Friday on whether to settle a police brutality lawsuit from Vikings Hall-of-Famer Carl Eller.

Carl Eller.jpgEller sued the city after a 2008 DWI arrest. He was convicted of assaulting one of the arresting officers and refusing to take a drug test. Eller claimed police used excessive force to subdue him, including shooting him with Taser stun guns.

Eller originally sought more than $75,000 in damages. He and the city’s attorney have agreed to settle the matter for just $2,000, pending council approval.