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File #: 1810-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract with Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, for special legal counsel services in the case of Clifford v. Keckley, et al., currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1810-2019 budget
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The case of Clifford v. Keckley, et al., Case No. 2:19-cv-119, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, was filed on January 14, 2019, and, as amended, names five individual Columbus Police Officers and the City of Columbus. Due to a potential conflict of interest, it was necessary for the City Attorney’s office to retain outside counsel to represent the individual officers. The City Attorney’s office entered into a special legal counsel contract with Crabbe, Brown & James LLP on March 18, 2019. It is now necessary to modify that contract in order to continue to provide the statutorily required representation.

FISCAL IMPACT: This contract modification will be funded by the Department of Public Safety. The amount of this contract modification is $50,000.00.

COMPANY: Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, Vendor No.: 004294, FID: 31-0787394
500 S Front St, Ste 1200, Columbus, OH 43215


Title

To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract with Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, for special legal counsel services in the case of Clifford v. Keckley, et al., currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)


Body

WHEREAS, the City Attorney has a need for special legal services with regard to the case of Clifford v. Keckley, et al., Case No. 2:19-cv-119, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; and

WHEREAS, the City Attorney and Crabbe, Brown & James LLP entered into a contract on March 18, 2019 to provide legal representation for the individual Columbus police officers named as defendants in the above-referenced litigation; and

WHEREAS, this modification will provide for continuation of those necessary services; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City Attorney's...

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