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Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case

Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case

Paul Gozaloff has won a $240,000 settlement seven years after accusing five Hollywood officers of brutality and false arrest. Hollywood city commissioners formally approved the deal Wednesday without comment. "We are very pleased that the City Commission did the right thing," said Chauncey Cole, attorney for Gozaloff."This is a positive step on the road to reform and justice for victims of police brutality." Three years ago, Gozaloff filed a federal lawsuit claiming five officers — Joseph Siple, Alexander Chang, Matthew Petty, Travis Schuller and William Cash — attacked him in a "shark-like feeding frenzy" in 2008. Gozaloff says he did nothing...