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High School teacher settles with City

A year and a half after a Monroe High School teacher sued Albany police for mistaking him for a burglar, both sides have finally reached a settlement.

Alvin Young will receive a little over $10,735.72 for his medical and legal expenses.

Young was standing in his yard on Radium Springs Road in July of 2009 when a burglar alarm went off at Harvey's across the street.

He claimed Officers Michael Cunningham and Bobby Leveston tackled and handcuffed him without asking any questions. Back then Young and his attorney James Finklestein met with Chief John Proctor, but little was released about the discussion.

The suit was filed in Superior court and eventually transferred to federal court, but before a hearing was held the settlement was reached Friday.

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