A federal lawsuit against the Kansas City Police Department has been settled for $185,000. The suit wils filed on behalf of Damone Harris of Kansas City, who accused then-officer Jayson Cherry of using excessive force during a June, 2000, traffic stop. Harris claims he was beaten in an unprovoked attack. The lawsuit also alleged that the Police Department was negligent in hiring Cherry and that it failed to take action after warning signs came up. Cherry resigned from the force shortly after the incident.