Milwaukee reaches tentative $2,000,000 settlement in beating lawsuit

Frank Jude Jr. and the City of Milwaukee have agreed to settle his civil rights lawsuit for $2 million, signaling the end of a seven-year saga that began when Jude was brutally beaten by off-duty police officers outside a party in Bay View….

The officers were acquitted by an all-white jury. Federal charges followed against eight officers, including an on-duty officer who admitted joining in the beating. Seven officers were convicted, with the three main culprits receiving more than 15 years in federal prison – among the longest sentences in the nation in a police civil rights case in which the victim did not die.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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