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Man Wins $1.4 Million Settlement From Boston Police In Video Recording Incident

• Photography Is Not a Crime

A man who was tackled by a cop and placed in a chokehold while video recording a traffic investigation won a $1.4 million settlement this week.

Michael O’Brian said the 2009 incident left him brain-damaged and unable to return to work as a corrections officer for the Middlesex Sheriff's Office.

The Boston police officer who tackled him, David Williams, was fired in January.


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