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File #: 2260-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/18/2013 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/30/2013 Final action: 10/1/2013
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 Nathan Sidesinger; to authorize the transfer of funds within the Division of Police's General Fund budget; to authorize the expenditure of Forty-five Thousand Dollars from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($45,000.00)
Explanation

On October 16, 2012, Mr. Sidesinger was stopped by a Columbus Police Officer for driving under the influence. Mr. Sidesinger was arrested and taken into police custody. During the process of arrest, Mr. Sidesinger was handcuffed and placed in a prone position over the hood of the police vehicle. Mr. Sidesinger alleges that excessive force was used in his arrest.

Fiscal Impact: Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement, however sufficient monies are available in the Division of Police's General Fund. Funds will be transferred from the Division of Police's transfer line to the Division of Police's claims line and Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) will be expended from the Division of Police's claims line.

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 Nathan Sidesinger; to authorize the transfer of funds within the Division of Police's General Fund budget; to authorize the expenditure of Forty-five Thousand Dollars from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($45,000.00)

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WHEREAS, on October 16, 2012, Nathan Sidesinger was stopped by a Columbus Police officer and arrested and taken into custody for driving under the influence; and,

WHEREAS, Mr. Sidesinger has presented a claim to the City of Columbus asserting that excessive force was used in his arrest; and,

WHEREAS, the City Attorney has conducted an investigation and evaluated the claim of Nathan Sidesinger and the parties were able to reach a settlement in the total amount of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) to resolve all claims, including attorney fees; and,

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are available within the General Fund to cover the settlement; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operations of the City in that it is immediately necessary to enable the City Attorney to settle this claim at the earliest possibl...

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