City of DeKalb reaches proposed settlement in lawsuit with Elonte McDowell, who sued former Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese, for $285K

The City of DeKalb has reached a settlement after they were sued by DeKalb man Elonte McDowell, who was involved in a controversial arrest in August of 2019 during which he was arrested by former Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese, who was found in violation of the DeKalb Police Department’s use of force policy for placing McDowell in a chokehold.