The Ludington City Council voted to settle a lawsuit against the city and its police officers. At last night's meeting, the council approved to settle the suit for $15,000 and avoid the costs of going to trial. The city was being sued for $250,000 because of alleged excessive force used by two Ludington police officers, while arresting Travis Malone, in 2011. Malone was 16 at the time. He also claimed gross negligence and assault and battery. Malone is currently serving a five to 15 year prison sentence for arson, stealing a vehicle, and breaking and entering.