The city of Des Moines is paying a $75,000 settlement to a man who says he was beaten by police at his own wedding reception, even though police insist officers did nothing wrong.
In 2011, Jake Twombly says he shoved one of his groomsmen into an off duty officer at his reception. The officer called for back-up and Twombly was arrested. But he says after he was handcuffed and face down on the floor, Officer Cody Grimes beat him unconscious, breaking two bones in Twombly’s face.
“Yeah, I think he’s real dangerous,” Twombly says of Grimes, “I think he should be reviewed and fired.”
“Plenty of officers get accused of things or get involved with things that are high profile that may seem on the outside to be inappropriate but we look at it internally and it’s cleared with that,” says Police spokesman Sergeant Jason Halifax.
Des Moines police cleared Grimes of any wrong doing, but they will not turn over the report.
This is not the first time Grimes has been in the news. In 2010 he shot at a news photographer while responding to a call. And just three months ago he was arrested for domestic abuse. Grimes remains on paid leave pending the outcome of that case.