- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County will pay $1.2 million to a teenager who was brain-damaged in a racial brawl at a Malibu youth detention camp.

City News Service says the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved settlement of a lawsuit.

Eighteen-year-old Nathaniel Marshall was pulled from his bunk and beaten at the juvenile detention camp in 2008 during a brawl between black and Hispanic campers.

Marshall, who is black, suffered strokes as a result of the attack. His lawyer said he has health issues, including epilepsy, and will need lifelong care.

His lawsuit argued that authorities ignored signs of racial unrest before the fighting.

After the brawl, the camp’s safety procedures were changed and the number of juvenile offenders reduced.



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