A scuffle in which Minister Tony Muhammad claims that he was hurt by police at a candlelight vigil three years ago has resulted in the Nation of Islam leader receiving $140,000 from the City Council.
On Aug. 25, 2005, Muhammad got into a dispute with police during a candlelight vigil in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. The vigil was held in response to a Aug. 24 shooting at 63rd Street and 10th Avenue in which one man was killed and another wounded. Muhammad was arrested on suspicion of felony battery on a police officer. The minister claimed in records that police roughed him up while handcuffed.
City Councilmen Jack Weiss, Dennis Zine and Greig Smith voted against the settlement.