Cleveland Police brutality case settled - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Police brutality case settled

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An attorney for a man beaten during an arrest caught on camera says a federal lawsuit against the city has been settled.

The City of Cleveland will pay $600,000 to Edward Henderson for injuries sustained when he was kicked in the head by Cleveland police officers on January 1, 2011. He was handcuffed and not resisting when he was kicked.

Attorney David Malik says the settlement was reached Wednesday afternoon.

He was arrested after a long chase on New Year's Day 2011.

The attack was captured on video by a police helicopter.

None of the officers have been disciplined yet. The United States Department of Justice is investigating the case for possible federal civil rights criminal violations.

Mr. Henderson led police on a chase earlier in the day. He stopped his van and submitted to the police by lying face down with his arms out. He was then handcuffed behind his back. After he was cuffed officers ran up to him and kicked him several times. He suffered a blow out fracture of his orbital bone, permanent vision impairment, and other injuries.

A separate review of the Cleveland Police is underway by the United States Department of Justice.

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