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File #: 1211-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2018 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 5/21/2018 Final action: 5/24/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the claims of Demarko Dashawn Anderson; to authorize the expenditure of the sum of $30,000.00 in settlement of these claims; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Attachments
Explanation
This Ordinance is submitted to settle the claims of Demarko Dashawn Anderson in the amount of thirty thousand dollars and zero cents ($30,000.00). The claims of Mr. Anderson arise out of an April 8, 2017 incident in which Mr. Anderson was arrested by members of the Columbus Division of Police, including Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen. Mr. Anderson alleges that excessive force was used against him during that arrest that caused him to suffer injuries and damages.

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

Title
To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the claims of Demarko Dashawn Anderson; to authorize the expenditure of the sum of $30,000.00 in settlement of these claims; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Demarko Dashawn Anderson alleges that he was injured during an arrest made by members of the Columbus Division of Police on April 8, 2017, including Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen; and

WHEREAS, following the evaluation of the incident, a settlement in the amount of thirty thousand dollars and zero cents ($30,000.00) to be paid by the City, was deemed to be acceptable in exchange for a release from Demarko Dashawn Anderson of any claims against the City of Columbus and any of its employees, agents, officials, including Officer Zachary Rosen; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operations of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Police, in that it is necessary for this ordinance to be effective immediately in order for the parties to effectuate the settlement of these claims, which is in the best interest of the City, and to pay the agreed to sum without delay; now, therefore

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

SECTION 1. That the City Attorney be and hereby is authorized and directed to settle all claims against the City of Columbus, its offi...

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