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File #: 1991-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/13/2017 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the lawsuit known as Daryl Blakey v. City of Columbus, et al. pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize the expenditure of the $45,000.00 in settlement of this lawsuit; and to declare an emergency. ($45,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 170713 Blakey financial string
Explanation
This Ordinance is submitted to settle the lawsuit known as Daryl Blakey v. City of Columbus, et al., 2:16-cv-0722 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, in the amount of forty-five thousand dollars and zero cents ($45,000.00). Daryl Blakey’s claim arises out of a situation where he was detained by officers from the Division of Police and was injured while being placed in handcuffs.

On July 13, 2016, Mr. Blakey filed a lawsuit in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 16CV-6552, against the City of Columbus, Duane Derwacter, and Brian Connelly, in which he claimed he was injured as he was placed in handcuffs on July 15, 2014. Specifically, Mr. Blakey underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The City removed the case to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Case No. 2:16-cv-0722.

Emergency Designation:
Emergency action is requested for this ordinance to be effective immediately in order for the parties to effectuate the settlement of this lawsuit, which is in the best interest of the City, and to pay the agreed to sum without delay.

Fiscal Impact:
Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement; however, sufficient monies are available within the Division of Police General Funds for this purpose.

Title
To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the lawsuit known as Daryl Blakey v. City of Columbus, et al. pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize the expenditure of the $45,000.00 in settlement of this lawsuit; and to declare an emergency. ($45,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, on July 13, 2016, a lawsuit was filed by Daryl Blakey in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 16CV-6552, against the City of Columbus, Duane Derwacter, and Brian Connelly, who collectively removed the case to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Case No. 2:16-cv-0722,...

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