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Milwaukee aldermen approve beating settlement

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s Common Council has approved a $2 million settlement involving a man beaten by off-duty police officers.

Seven former officers were convicted in the October 2004 beating of Frank Jude Jr. outside an off-duty police drinking party in Milwaukee. Jude filed the civil rights lawsuit in 2006.

The city and Jude agreed to the settlement last month. The council unanimously approved the settlement Tuesday morning.

Mayor Tom Barrett’s spokeswoman Jodie Tabak said the mayor will sign it by the end of the week. Jude’s attorney, Jon Safran, said they plan to comment on the settlement after the mayor officially signs off on it.

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