Woman gets $30,000 settlement after being dragged by deputy

A woman shown on cellphone video being dragged by the shackles on her ankles across the Broward County courthouse hallway has settled a lawsuit for $30,000.

David Frankel, the attorney representing Dasyl Rios, told the SunSentinel that he hopes something good comes from the February 2015 case. He said he received the check on Tuesday.

The video showed Rios screaming "You're hurting me" as she was dragged about 300 feet by Broward County sheriff's detention Deputy Christopher Johnson.

The lawsuit said Rios, who was 28 at the time, was diagnosed with "significant mental illness." She was arrested in December 2014 on a cocaine possession charge.

After a yearlong investigation, prosecutors declined to prosecute Johnson, finding that his actions fell within legally permissible use of force. Johnson was given a written reprimand after a sheriff's review.

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