Family of child pepper sprayed settles with city

December 8, 2011 6:12:01 PM PST
The family of a seven-year-old boy who was pepper sprayed by police has settled a federal lawsuit.The boy, a special education student, was agitated over an assignment and climbed onto a cabinet, refusing to come down. When police were called, an officer blasted him with pepper spray. The City of San Mateo has agreed to pay $55,000 to the boy's family, who has already settled with at least two other county agencies.