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Former Washington Police Chief Getting $125K Settlement

A former Washington state police chief who was fired last year is expected to collect a $125,000 settlement. Michael Campos was fired in May as Wapato police chief with cause after an internal investigation found evidence to support allegations he …

Colorado City Settles with Man Shot by Stun Gun for $875K

The Boulder City Council in Colorado has approved an $875,000 settlement with a man who was injured after a police officer shot him with a stun gun in March 2019. Christopher Mahan got into the wrong Lyft vehicle while intoxicated …

Nebraska Lawsuit: Lincoln Liable in Worker’s Mesothelioma Death

A woman is suing the city of Lincoln, Neb., alleging that her sister died from mesothelioma after she was exposed to asbestos while working at the now shuttered Pershing Center arena. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Dixie Johnson filed the …

Seattle Scaling Back Bridge Earthquake Retrofit Work

The Seattle Department of Transportation now says reinforcing 16 bridges to better withstand eartquakes would cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than once expected. The Seattle Times reports that instead of 16 bridges, the city now plans to complete …

4 Injured in Explosion, Fire at Iowa School Bus Garage

Four people were injured on Dec. 14 in an explosion and fire at a school bus garage in Waterloo, Iowa, authorities said. The explosion occurred at the School Bus Sales garage shortly before 1 p.m. Four people were taken to …

Woman Abused by Washington Band Teacher Settles for $2M

A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago – a trauma so profound she said it caused her to stop teaching …

Washington Wrongful-Death Lawsuit for $1.5M

The City of Seattle will pay the family of Che Taylor $1.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after two police officers shot and killed Taylor outside a Wedgwood neighborhood home. A federal judge two months ago …

Washington City Settles Shooting Lawsuit for $8M

The city of Tacoma, Wash., has agreed to an $8 million settlement for a man who was paralyzed and had his legs amputated after being shot by a police officer during a low-speed car chase in 2011. The settlement came …

Cleveland to Pay $4.85M to Settle with Wrongfully Convicted Man

Cleveland, Ohio, has agreed to pay a man who was wrongfully convicted of killing an elderly woman and spent 11 years in prison $4.85 million to settle a lawsuit he first filed in 2012 against two city homicide detectives. The …

California County Paying $10M After Shooting, Paralyzing Man

A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down. Placer …