Boston Marathon hero settles lawsuit against Boston Police

May 16, 2014, 7:36 am
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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing hero and peace activist Carlos Arredondo has settled a brutality suit he brought against four city officers who arrested him during the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's funeral procession in 2009.

Arredondo claimed officers used excessive force when they arrested him after he was asked to move his pickup truck from in front of police headquarters. The truck was decorated as a shrine to Arredondo's son, Alexander, a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq in 2004.

Arredondo's lawyer said his client was targeted because of his anti-war and peace activism.

His lawyer told the Boston Herald on Thursday the case was settled for an undisclosed sum after five hours of mediation.

Boston police denied using excessive force. A city lawyer refused to discuss terms of the settlement.

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