BROOKLYN - The city is paying out $50,000 to the family of a 10-year-old who was handcuffed to a seat on her school bus in 2008.

I?Mecca Pearson said she was playing on her school bus when police officers got on board and asked everyone to take a seat. When Pearson wasn?t able to get to her seat, officers handcuffed her.

Pearson's family successfully sued the city for the incident.