Air Force Museum visitors settle federal lawsuit

News

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family handcuffed and held at gunpoint during a visit to the National Air Force Museum has settled a federal civil lawsuit for $40,000.

Alice and Wendy Hill must drop their claims as part of the settlement and pay their attorneys out of the $40,000.

Air Force base security drew guns on the Hills’ van as the family left the museum parking lot in April 2014. A 911 caller reported a family casing visitor vehicles. The Hills say then 8-year-old Aaron was looking at car license plates from all the different states.

The family originally sought $75,000 and a jury trial in their lawsuit. Their attorney says he believes the settlement amount is fair.

Air Force officials have since apologized, offering another visit.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Don't Miss

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS