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LAPD 'May Day Melee' Settlement Rumored up to $10 Million
On May Day 2007, hundreds of marchers, journalists and 18 officers were injured when the LAPD heavily overreacted to a small group of agitators at MacArthur Park. That led to lawsuits, which could be settled very soon, says the LA Times: "Victims of the melee in MacArthur Park last year involving Los Angeles police have reached a tentative multimillion-dollar settlement with the city, people close to the settlement talks said today... A couple of the sources, however, placed the proposed settlement at about $10 million." If you need a reminder of what happened, you probably should watch this video.