COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A disabled veteran who sued Colorado Springs has reached a settlement with the city. Christopher Sweeney claimed in a lawsuit his neighborhood violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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He and his wife said the curbs and sidewalks were not wheelchair accessible.

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“As just a person, it’s frustrating. But as a father and a husband, it causes other emotions. I mean you miss so much, milestones, because you can’t go to parks to watch your kids do what they want to do,” Sweeney said.

The city agreed to pay Sweeney $19,000, but did not admit any wrongdoing.

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City council members did approved $300,000 to hire staff to make sure Colorado Springs complies with federal disability laws.


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