MADELINE ISLAND -

In a Fox Follow Up, a judgement has come in a civil rights lawsuit involving a small Madeline Island town.

A $300,000 payout will be given to the owner of a popular restaurant on Madeline island, Tom Nelson.

Nelson claimed the local police chief, William Defoe, used unreasonable and excessive force when he was arrested in his home back in May of 2015.

The incident was caught on camera, and the video shows Defoe tasing Nelson three times in front of his wife and children.

Fox 21 spoke with Nelson's attorney, Glenn Stoddard today, and he says they're very pleased with the outcome of the case and with the town acknowledging its liability.

He calls the judgement a strong statement of a solid case.