The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that Swissvale has paid a Monroeville woman $100,000 in a settlement regarding the death of her son in 2008.
Andre DeMon "Dre" Thomas, 37, died in custody in August 2008 in a confrontation with police.
"Donna Jo Thomas of Monroeville sued Swissvale and three of the police officers who Tasered and handcuffed Thomas, claiming that he died of injuries he suffered in the struggle," the Trib's report states. "The borough claimed Thomas died as result of complications from using cocaine."
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