The Los Angeles City Council has approved settlements ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 for media personnel injured by heavy-handed police in the 2007 May Day immigration demonstration.
[Updated 2:45 p.m.] Dennis Gleason, spokesman for Councilman Bernard Parks, says the awards will go to six people who sued the city.
Carl Stein, a cameraman for KCBS/KCAL-TV, will receive $250,000. Five others will receive $50,000 each, including four staffers for Telemundo network and a KTLA reporter.
Lawsuits by four other broadcast staffers are pending.
The city paid out $13 million to settle nine lawsuits involving nearly 300 people after the rally at MacArthur Park. Police dispersed crowds by beating people with batons and firing beanbag rounds and rubber bullets. Forty-two people were injured.
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