Oakland to pay $2.2 million to settle ex-Black Panther’s claim

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Oakland will pay $2.2 million to settle a claim by ex-Black Panther leader Elaine Brown stemming from a 2015 physical attack by City Councilwoman Desley Brooks.

The payout consists of $1.2 million in damages for Brown and $1 million for her attorneys fees. The City Council approved the settlement unanimously Tuesday without discussion. Brooks was not at the meeting.