NYC to pay $100K to man beaten by cops

NEW YORK (CNN) – New York City has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Brooklyn man whose beating by police officers was caught on surveillance video.

The settlement ends the lawsuit brought by 22-year-old Ehud Halevy. In addition to the money, the city will also pay his legal fees.

In October of 2012, police were called to a synagogue’s outreach center after Halevy was found sleeping on the couch.

The video shows officers beating Halevy with punches after they say he resisted arrest.

Watch the video above to see the surveillance video.

Halevy faced several charges, including assault and trespassing. He claimed he had permission to sleep there.

The police department’s internal affairs bureau investigated the incident but eventually cleared both officers of wrongdoing, according to Halevy’s lawyer.

A spokesman from the city law department says the “settlement was in the best interest of all parties.”

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