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Jail Video Leads to Million-Dollar Settlement

A suspect in a 2006 arrest claimed police broke his jaw by kicking him as he lay on the ground.
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A video of two police officers exchanging a high-five—while a suspect with a broken jaw got searched at the local jail—helped lead the city of Hawthorne, Calif., to pay a $1 million settlement to the suspect, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

According to the paper, a suspect in a 2006 arrest claimed police broke his jaw by kicking him as he lay on the ground, and that police never took him to a hospital despite the injury.

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