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Hollywood Settles Beating Claim for $240,000

Paul Gozaloff, 45, a computer technician, was putting up campaign posters for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani in Hollywood in 2008 when he went to a traffic stop while trying to find another campaign sign worker. He said he was beaten by several Hollywood police officers without justification and arrested on trumped-up charges of drug possession and obstructing a traffic stop. A judge dismissed the charges, ruling the arrest and search illegal. He claimed head, facial and body bruises and a residual psychiatric injury.

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