|LA to settle police-death lawsuit for $5 million|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.
The council voted 12-2 in closed session to approve a settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed over the Dec. 13 shooting of Brian Beaird, City News Service reported. The family of the Oceanside man had sought $20 million.
Beaird, a 51-year-old National Guard veteran, led authorities on a nearly hour-long chase after they tried to stop him for reckless driving.
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