WEST Yorkshire Police has made an out-of-court payment to the victim of a disgraced constable who was filmed carrying out an assault.
It is understood the force has paid £7,500 to Chris Wilson, who was punched and kicked by then-Pc Keith Empsall.
Empsall, 43, was convicted of common assault by Leeds magistrates after video footage showed him in uniform assaulting student Mr Wilson in Wakefield in June, 2001.
An amateur film-maker captured Empsall kicking an apparently unresisting Mr Wilson, 28, in the groin area and punching him in the face three times.
He then dragged him into a police car by his hair.
Empsall was jailed for two months, but last August this was reduced to 200 hours' community service by a judge at an appeal hearing at Leeds Crown Court.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We can confirm this matter has been dealt with and settled out of court.
"West Yorkshire Police paid damages to the complainant on April 1, 2004."
Empsall was dismissed from the force after his conviction.