Local

UCLA To Pay $500K Over Judge’s Claim Campus Police Roughed Him Up

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Top Features
textalerts180 UCLA To Pay $500K Over Judges Claim Campus Police Roughed Him Up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An African-American Los Angeles judge who says he was roughed up and handcuffed by UCLA police has settled his assault and civil rights claim for about $500,000.

Superior Court Judge David Cunningham had sought $10 million from the school, its police and UC regents.

Cunningham, a former president of the L.A. Police Commission, alleged that he was abused after he was stopped for driving without a seatbelt last November. UCLA police say he was cuffed after refusing to stay in his car.

Under a settlement announced Friday, Cunningham will receive $150,000 and UCLA will establish a $350,000 scholarship fund in his name. Campus police will undergo additional training.

UCLA doesn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing under the settlement.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,681 other followers