Iraq War Vet Settles with Oakland in Occupy Beating

The city of Oakland has agreed to settle a claim by an Iraq War veteran who was beaten by a police officer during an Occupy Oakland protest two years ago.

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to pay $645,000 to Kayvan Sabeghi, who suffered a lacerated spleen and was hospitalized for five days.

The Oakland Tribune says it is the largest sum awarded so far to anyone injured during a string of Occupy Oakland protests in late 2011 and early 2012.

The settlement must be ratified by the council at its next public meeting before it becomes official.

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Sabeghi, who co-owned a brewpub in El Cerrito at the time of the attack, could not be reached for comment.

In July, the city agreed to pay $1.17 million to resolve 12 Occupy-related claims.

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