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Mayville, Wisconsin’s Jeffrey Polzin agrees to $150K settlement against Nicholas Weber

Jeffrey A. Polzin, 58, of Mayville, Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States previously lived in Thaxton, Mississippi, USA and Bloomington, Illinois, USA. Aside from Mayville, he has lived in other parts of Wisconsin including Iron Ridge, Kaukauna, Menasha, Appleton, Kimberly and Neenah.

Nicholas Weber, 31, of Racine, Wisconsin is a former Mayville Police Department officer. He joined the department in 2016.

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On May 11, 2018, Weber responded to a residence in Mayville where a woman, then 32, had overdosed on heroin. He administered Narcan, which was able to reverse the heroin’s effects and buy enough time for emergency medical services to arrive on scene.

On June 11, 2018, Weber attended the Common Council meeting in Mayville. During the meeting, Mayville Police Department chief Ryan Vossekuil presented Weber with a Lifesaving Award.

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On August 29, 2018, Weber arrested Polzin for disorderly conduct following a neighbor dispute. The arrestee felt the handcuffs were too tight so he asked the police officer to loosen them.

According to Polzin, Weber did something to the handcuffs but they were loosened and the arrestee was left in the handcuffs for about 30 minutes while being transported to jail. The arrestee was later diagnosed with nerve damage and Wartenberg Syndrome.

On August 25, 2021, Polzin filed a civil rights case against Weber and the city of Mayville. On February 21, 2023, the plaintiff agreed to a $150,000 settlement against the defendants.

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