City Reaches Settlement Over Critical Mass Arrest
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The city agrees to pay tens of thousands of dollars to settle a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department.
The suit was brought by five cyclists who say they were wrongfully arrested during a 2007 Critical Mass Ride.
The group also accused an NYPD sergeant of using excessive force during an encounter with one of the cyclists.
The settlement is worth nearly $98,000.
A similar incident was caught on tape in 2008.
A police officer was kicked off the force and is awaiting trial after he was seen on video knocking a cyclist to the ground.
Critical Mass holds monthly protests in an attempt to draw attention to transportation alternatives.
The city law department says the settlement was in the interest of everyone involved and appropriately resolves the suit.