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City Settles in Brooklyn Police Beating Caught on Tape

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The city has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Brooklyn man whose beating by police officers was captured on surveillance video.

The payment, plus legal fees, ends the lawsuit brought by 22-year-old Ehud Halevy.

It was back in October of 2012 that police were called by a security guard to the Aliya Institute after Halevy was found sleeping on a couch.

Police say he resisted arrest.

The incident was captured on surveillance.

Halevy spent four days in jail and faced a string of charges including assaulting a police officer.

The charges were later dropped after the synagogue confirmed Halevy had permission to sleep there.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who represents the area, released a statement that said in part, "I have been a friend and a vocal supporter of the NYPD, but this was anything but New York's Finest in their finest moment..."

The city also released a statement saying the "Settlement was in the best interest of all parties."

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