OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland has agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit by a football fan whose arm was broken during a police crackdown at an Oakland Raiders game.

Raymond Castillo was attending an exhibition game between the Raiders and San Francisco 49ers in August 2008 when a fight broke out two rows away from him.

According to the lawsuit, Officer Bryant Ocampo responded to the fight and tackled Castillo even though Castillo wasn’t part of the brawl. During the incident, the Newark man’s left arm was forcefully bent behind his back, snapping his elbow.

Castillo’s attorney told the San Francisco Chronicle that he works as a plumber and lost a year of work because of the arm injury.

City officials agreed Tuesday to pay him a $412,500 settlement.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. Chris Jennings says:

    Wow – some public official break my arm – PLEASE!

  2. Mike says:

    Let’s see–after paying his Lawyer and paying off the friends that lied for him he should end up with about $12,500, before taxes.
    The police never would have tackled him if he hadn’t been involved.

  3. micheal says:

    its hard to know if its more dagerous on the streets of oakland, dealing with street crime, or at the ball park dealing with the police.

  4. theresa says:

    google the chandice newmaker law

  5. whtsista says:

    Hopefully he can take some of his lawsuit winnings and purchase box seats, away from the hoodlums!

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