A tentative settlement under consideration by the city of Chicago would provide a $4.9 million payment to Philip Coleman's family.
Coleman was a Chicago police detainee in 2012 who was Tasered and dragged out of his holding cell by officers in a Far South Side detention facility. Surveillance footage of the incident was released in December 2015.
Coleman, who was detained by police in December 2012 for assaulting his mother during an apparent mental health crisis, was later brought to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died after having an adverse reaction to an antipsychotic drug. An autopsy of the 38-year-old revealed bruises and other physical injuries.
A federal judge ruled last December that a Chicago police civilian detention aide who dragged Coleman down a hallway while handcuffed after he was Tasered used excessive force.
Aldermen are expected to be briefed on the proposed settlement this week. The Chicago City Council's Finance Committee is slated to consider the settlement next week.