Last we heard about the case, it wasn’t looking good for Sargent, as the civil rights portion of his suit was dismissed. However, Sargent was appealing a separate suit related to the department’s withholding of public documents; the settlement, according to the Times, resolves both the civil rights and public document portions of the suit.
If you can’t recall the incident, I recommend you read our full account. But to sum up, an off-duty Seattle cop blew a gasket when he tried to avert traffic by ducking into an alleyway only to find Evan Sargent’s truck parked there while Sargent was inside a business picking up laundry. The officer, Det. Donald Waters, got out of his car and smashed one of Sargent’s rearview mirror before Sargent grabbed a small bat to ward him off. Sargent was then held at gunpoint, and then arrested.