Long Beach settles lawsuit with man alleging police broke his legs

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The city of Long Beach will settle a lawsuit with a man who alleged that police broke his legs in 2012, paying him $525,000, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

The plaintiff, Michael Gegeny, said that police officers beat him repeatedly with a baton, breaking both his legs, the newspaper reported. Court papers noted that Gegeny ran from police, hid in a bush and kicked at the officers when he refused to comply.

He alleged battery, negligence and civil rights violations in the lawsuit. The city maintains that the officers acted within policy.

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