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LOS ANGELES : Council to Hire Lawyer for Claim Linked to King Case

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The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to hire an outside attorney to represent the city in a claim filed by a police officer who witnessed the Rodney G. King beating.

Los Angeles Police Officer Paul Gebhart, who is listed as a defendant in King’s civil lawsuit against the city, filed a workers’ compensation claim, allegedly for stress. He has been off duty since January.

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