OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A death metal drummer has accepted a $30,000 settlement to end his federal lawsuit over his arrest in Oklahoma City during which he suffered a broken arm.

Phil Dubois-Coyne sued Oklahoma City officials and the police officers involved in his 2014 arrest for public intoxication, saying they used excessive force. He accepted the $30,000 settlement earlier this month, and city officials did not admit any liability.

Police said Dubois-Coyne was drunk and chanting expletives at the officers, but his attorney argued that Dubois-Coyne was just repeating the lyrics of a heavy metal song.

Dubois-Coyne played nine years with the band Revocation. His attorney, Holly Hefton, tells The Oklahoman that Dubois-Coyne suffered lasting damage to his arm. She says he's currently working as a drum technician for the band Cannibal Corpse.

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