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$800K settlement approved for Phoenix jail beating

PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a nearly $801,000 settlement to a Peoria man who claimed he was beaten by two jail officers.

Supervisors on Wednesday approved the settlement to 34-year-old Delano Yanes, who filed a lawsuit over the 2003 incident.

Last month, the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld most of the civil damages awarded to Yanes in his suit.

Yanes was accused of killing his 11-month-old son in September 2003. He claimed he was beaten by the two county sheriff's detention officers when booked into the downtown Phoenix jail.

Yanes was acquitted in 2006 and filed suit against the detention officers in 2007.

A county civil jury found the two jail officers liable for malicious prosecution, abuse of process and civil rights violations in July 2010.

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