LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who said he was beaten by sheriff’s deputies while visiting his brother at a Los Angeles County jail will receive more than $1 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit.

The Los Angeles Times says lawyers for Gabriel Carrillo announced the settlement Thursday.

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Carrillo said he was attacked in February 2011 at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles after bringing a cellphone to a waiting area — a violation of jail rules. The suit says deputies handcuffed Carrillo to a chair and beat and pepper-sprayed him until he blacked out.

He faced battery and other charges, but they were later dropped.

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The case was among those the FBI examined in a probe of alleged jail guard abuses and resulted in criminal charges against five employees.


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