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File #: 0724-2012    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/22/2012 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 4/16/2012 Final action: 4/19/2012
Title: : To authorize and direct the City Attorney to compromise and settle on behalf of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Safety, Division of Police, the claims of Allen Walker and Allen R. Walker in the total amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00), and to declare an emergency.
Explanation:

Background: This ordinance is submitted to settle the claims of Allen Walker and Allen R. Walker for the total amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00).

On May 7, 2010, Allen Walker, who had worked a night shift as a custodian at the Rife Center, was being driven home by his 18-year-old son, Allen R. Walker. At approximately 1:45 a.m., the Walkers were believed by Columbus Plainclothes Police Officers to be operating a stolen vehicle. The Columbus Police Officers were driving in the opposite direction from the Walkers, suddenly made a U-turn, and rapidly approached the Walker vehicle. The officers pulled their weapons and ran towards the Walker vehicle. The vehicle was searched and no evidence of criminal activity was found. No traffic citations were issued. Mr. Walker and his son asserted that the police had no reasonable suspicion to stop and question them. Mr. Walker was physically removed from the vehicle and the son asserted that his pants were pulled down past his buttocks when he was being searched. There were nine police officers involved in this stop. The Walkers were ultimately released after it was determined that they had engaged in no criminal activity.

Fiscal Impact: Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement; however, sufficient monies are available for this settlement.

Title:

To authorize and direct the City Attorney to compromise and settle on behalf of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Safety, Division of Police, the claims of Allen Walker and Allen R. Walker in the total amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00), and to declare an emergency.

Body:

WHEREAS, On May 7, 2010, Allen Walker and Allen R. Walker were stopped by nine plainclothes officers who were operating out of three unmarked vehicles, and,

WHEREAS, Plaintiffs allege that the officers had no reasonable suspicion to believe that either one of them had committed a crime; and,

WHEREAS, That issue is dis...

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