The St. Paul City Council is due to approve a $95,000 settlement Wednesday to a man who was left with a fractured skull and eye socket and a broken nose after an encounter with police.

Thomas Benjamin Nelson, 30, was unarmed when officers approached him in January 2012, according to a claim Nelson’s attorney sent the city seeking at least $100,000 in damages.

“The officers appeared to have failed to identify who they were as they began a pursuit of Mr. Nelson,” attorney Christopher Zipko wrote. “Mr. Nelson, fearing for his safety, eventually fled on foot and ran to his … family member’s apartment.”

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