Homeless man gets $75,000
after he was punched by police
A homeless man who was repeatedly punched by a police officer while a second officer attempted to restrain him will get $75,000 from a lawsuit settlement.
A bystander videotaped the incident and the footage was broadcast on television and widely circulated on the Internet.
Glen Beaty, 54, had been sleeping under a tree in Fresno, California, when the officers checked on his welfare. But they ended up arresting him.
The city of Fresno has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle the federal lawsuit filed by Beaty's attorneys.
Read the Fresno Bee report here.