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Woman Raped In Texas Jail Reaches Confidential Settlement

On March 21, 2000, a woman who was raped in the City of Donna Jail reached a confidential settlement with the City. The woman, who had been jailed overnight for public intoxication, was raped by a police officer. In her lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the woman sought damages for sexual assault and mental anguish. Her experts included Colorado Springs, Colorado, jail expert Thomas Rosazza and former Donna Police Chief Arthur Gerringer (currently residing in San Antonio). Judge Ricardo Hinojosa presided.

The woman was represented by Roy S. Dale, William D. Mount, Jr., and Katie Klein of the McAllen, Texas, law firm Dale & Klein. See: Galvan v. City of Donna, USDC WD TX, Case No. M-97-300.

Source: Texas Reporter-Soele's Trial Report

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Galvan v. City of Donna