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File #: 0240-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2013 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2013 Final action: 2/6/2013
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to compromise and settle on behalf of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Police, the claim of Jeremy L. Vance in the total amount of Forty-two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($42,500.00) and to declare an emergency.
Title
To authorize and direct the City Attorney to compromise and settle on behalf of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Police, the claim of Jeremy L. Vance in the total amount of Forty-two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($42,500.00) and to declare an emergency.

Explanation
BACKGROUND: On May 30, 2012, Jeremy L. Vance entered the Turkey Hill gas station located at Nelson Road and East Broad Street at approximately 12:17 a.m. A Columbus police officer had previously observed Mr. Vance’s automobile and believed that it had failed to stop for a stop sign. The officer followed Mr. Vance some distance and when Mr. Vance pulled into the gas pumps and stopped his vehicle, the officer activated his overhead lights and pulled up behind Mr. Vance. Mr. Vance got out of his vehicle and the officer, believing that Mr. Vance was acting in an erratic and dangerous manner, ordered Mr. Vance at gun point to return back inside his vehicle. Mr. Vance did not comply with the officer’s verbal commands and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the officer struck Mr. Vance with his flashlight, thus causing Mr. Vance to sustain a cut to his left ear. Mr. Vance was then taken to OSU East Hospital, where he received 15 stitches. From OSU Hospital, Mr. Vance was taken to the Franklin County Jail, where he remained for three days. Mr. Vance incurred medical bills in the amount of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Dollars and Seventy Cents ($2,790.70) and he lost work at J.P. Morgan Chase for a total of Four Hundred Twenty-eight Dollars and Ten Cents ($428.10). Based upon the video of the incident taken from the officer’s police cruiser, the prosecutor determined that the criminal charges of resisting arrest and failure to comply should be dismissed. Mr. Vance presented a claim for malicious prosecution and excessive force.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement; however, sufficient monies are available in the appropriate account to...

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