Overland, Missouri Settles Fall Suit For $1.18 Million

Overland, Missouri Settles Fall Suit For $1.18 MillionThe city of Overland, Missouri, recently settled a lawsuit with the relatives of a man who died after allegedly being pushed down a flight of stairs by a police officer.

The suit claimed that Kenneth Hamilton received a visit from Officer Andrew T. Ringeisen and others after a vehicle matching the description of his was involved in a road rage incident, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The visit allegedly escalated into an argument that ended when Ringeisen pushed Hamilton down the stairs, causing a massive head injury that took his life several days later. The officers then took a surveillance tape and fled, the personal injury lawsuit claims, and failed to let anyone know they had been to Hamilton's residence.

As part of the settlement, no liability is admitted on the part of any of the defendants, and Overland's insurance company will pay Hamilton's family $1.18 million to settle the personal injury lawsuit. Ringeisen still reportedly faces an involuntary manslaughter charge for Hamilton's death.

The city of Overland, Missouri, had a population of 16,838 as of the 2000 U.S. Census.