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Rye Settles Police Beating Case for 475K

From LoHud:

RYE – The City Council approved a $475,000 settlement Wednesday night to end a federal lawsuit by Andrew Caspi, a resident who claims he was beaten by police during an arrest more than a decade ago when he was 17.

The unanimous vote came after officials learned they did not have sufficient insurance coverage to handle the additional legal fees associated with a trial and the uncertainty of a jury verdict.

The city's $1 million in insurance coverage will help lower the costs of the settlement, Mayor Joseph Sack said. After a $50,000 insurance deductible and accrued legal fees of $645,000, the settlement will end up costing taxpayers about $170,000, he said.

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