City will likely settle 2006 police brutality claim

The City is poised to settle a lawsuit by a man who claims he was beaten by San Francisco police officers on Oct. 29, 2006, after questioning their use of force.

The Police Commission will vote in closed session Wednesday to approve an undisclosed settlement to Marco Maestrini, who claims he was injured by Officer Jesse Serna after Maestrini questioned officers who were allegedly beating a man on a North Beach street. Serna’s alleged aggression has been the subject of several brutality claims against The City.

Serna allegedly slammed Maestrini’s head against a police van and attacked him, ripping off his Halloween jailbird costume, then asked him why he was crying “like a little girl,” according to the lawsuit. Maestrini incurred $4,000 in medical bill following the alleged attack.

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