The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of a woman who was kicked in the crotch and beaten by a veteran police officer and later died.
The City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to settle with the family of Alesia Thomas.
The former police officer, 50-year-old Mary O'Callaghan, was sentenced in July to three years in jail, though a judge suspended the last 20 months of the term.
A dashboard camera in a police car recorded O'Callaghan making inappropriate comments, kicking Thomas in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh, and jabbing her in the throat in 2012. Thomas lost consciousness and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
O'Callaghan was charged with assault under the color of authority, and not charged in Thomas' death.