- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An activist lawyer arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests will receive $25,000 in a settlement with New York City.

Alexander Penley had claimed in a lawsuit he was beaten by police for allegedly attacking a police sergeant during a 2012 confrontation.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1NKtSZ1 ) says Penley said police continued to hound him even after the charges against him were dropped.

The lawsuit said he was arrested again later on a bogus criminal mischief charge that a grand jury refused to indict him on.

The suit said he was jailed again after being arrested in Virginia in 2013 for having an open warrant in New York - even though both cases were closed.

A city law department spokesman says the settlement was in the best interest of the city.


Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

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