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File #: 3113-2022    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2022 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the lawsuit known as Brand Brandy E. Miller v. City of Columbus, et al. pending in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; to authorize the transfer and expenditure of the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and zero cents from the General Fund ($125,000.00) in settlement of this lawsuit; and to declare an emergency. ($125,000.00)
Explanation

Background:

This Ordinance is submitted to settle the lawsuit known as Brandy E. Miller v. City of Columbus, et al., Case No. 21 CV 6889 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and zero cents ($125,000.00). Plaintiff’s claim arises out of a motor vehicle crash between Ms. Miller and a City of Columbus Police Officer, Adolph K. Adu-Owusu.

On October 28, 2021, Ms. Miller filed a lawsuit in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 21 CV 6889, against the City of Columbus and Officer Adolph K. Adu-Owusu, in which she claimed she was injured in a motor vehicle crash with Columbus Police Officer Adolph K. Adu-Owusu on November 16, 2019. Specifically, Ms. Miller alleges she suffered from injuries including a concussion, numerous fractures, and a torn rotator cuff as a result.

Fiscal Impact:

Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement; however, sufficient monies are available within the Department of Finance’s Citywide Account for this purpose.

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

Title

To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the lawsuit known as Brand Brandy E. Miller v. City of Columbus, et al. pending in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; to authorize the transfer and expenditure of the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and zero cents from the General Fund ($125,000.00) in settlement of this lawsuit; and to declare an emergency. ($125,000.00)

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WHEREAS, on October 28, 2021, a lawsuit was filed by Brandy Miller in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 21 CV 6889, against the City of Columbus and Officer Adolph K. Adu-Owusu in which Ms. Miller claimed she wa...

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