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DeRay McKesson a little richer after settlement from Baton Rouge arrest, lousy jailhouse breakfast

Over the summer, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson was among many arrested during protests of the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. While in custody, McKesson also complained about the lousy jail breakfast:

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After his arrest, McKesson joined a lawsuit against the city, and the verdict is in:

McKesson and others who were arrested with get a settlement check:

The Metro Council voted Tuesday evening to approve the settlement in the federal class-action lawsuit. The settlement, about $100,000 in total, will be borne by four agencies paying no more than $25,000 each: the city government, Louisiana State Police, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.

Parish Attorney Lea Anne Batson said the city plans to pay $230 to each of the 92 plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The rest of the money under the $25,000 cap for the city-parish will go toward bonding fees, attorney’s fees and other costs, Batson said.

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