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$2M beating settlement in Milwaukee is a done deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The $2 million settlement for a man who was beaten by off-duty police officers is a done deal.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signed the settlement Friday, after aldermen signed off on it earlier in the week.

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 money will be taken out of a reserve account budgeted for damages and claims.

Common Council President Willie Hines has said if the case went to trial taxpayers likely would have had to pay much more.

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