Indy to Pay $150K to Settle Police Beating Lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indianapolis has agreed to pay $150,000 to the mother of a biracial teenager who was beaten by police in 2010, sparking racial tensions and a federal lawsuit.
  City attorney Samantha Karn tells The Indianapolis Star that officials settled with Brandon Johnson’s mother, Shantay Chandler, during a meeting on May 3. Karn didn’t say why the city chose to settle rather than go to trial. 
  Johnson was 15 in May 2010 when police say he tried to incite a crowd as officers tried to arrest one of his brothers. Images of Johnson’s injuries were widely shown in central Indiana news media. 
  Johnson’s attorney, Stephen Baker, issued a statement saying the settlement is a “fair outcome for all parties.”
  Federal investigators said there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the officers.