The city of Pittsburgh and the insurer that provided coverage during the 2009 G-20 Summit have settled a journalist's claim of mistreatment by police for $27,500.
Robert Dew, of Austin, Texas, covered the summit of world leaders for the website Infowars.com and for The Alex Jones Show, according to the complaint he filed last year. He said police wrongly swept him up with demonstrators and that as a result he faced fear and exposure to cold, rainy weather.
The city will pay a $25,000 deductible, Solicitor Dan Regan said today. The case was closed in U.S. District Court last week.
The city admits no wrongdoing, Mr. Regan said, and the settlement reflects the cost that the government and the insurer would face if it chose to defend the case.
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