- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A black Massachusetts man who says in a lawsuit he was beaten while handcuffed by a white police officer has reached an out-of-court-settlement for $225,000.

The Telegram & Gazette (https://bit.ly/1VMRod3 ) reports that according to online records, the city of Worcester on Monday wrote a check for $150,000 to Gerald Jones, and additional checks for $45,000 and $30,000 to Jones’ legal representatives.

One of Jones’ lawyers confirmed the settlement.

The city manager did not return a call Tuesday night.

The 45-year-old Jones said the officer made racial remarks and beat him in a jail cell in December. Police say have surveillance video of the incident.

That officer, Michael Motyka (moh-TEE’-kuh), is facing criminal charges. Motyka’s lawyer said his client is an Iraq veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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