New York City gives Jewish man $100,000 after being beaten by police officers at Crown Heights Chabad house
|Ehud Halevy confronted by police|
(Scroll down for video) A man who was brutally beaten by New York City police officers in an unprovoked attack, will receive $100,000 in exchange for dropping his lawsuit.
The payment, plus legal costs, ends the lawsuit filed by 22-year-old Ehud Halevy.
The incident happened in October 2012, when police officers were called by a security guard at the Aliya Institute, where Halevy was found sleeping on a couch. Police officer beat Halevy, and they said that he resisted arrest.
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras. Halevy spent four days in jail and faced a series of charges including assaulting a police officer.
The charges were later dropped after the synagogue confirmed that Halevy had permission to sleep there. Assemblyman Dov Hikind who represents the area, issued a statement that read in part: “I have been a friend and a vocal supporter of the NYPD, but this was anything other than the New York finest.”
The city also issued a statement saying that the settlement was in the best interest of all parties.