Washington Prisoner Gets $1,750 for Damages to Car
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Tony Heiman, a Spokane County, Washington prisoner, was the subject of a warrant for misdemeanor assault. But since a cop gave the court the wrong address for Heiman, he wasn't served with the warrant. He was later arrested in Seattle and held for 64 hours, during which his car was vandalized. He sued Spokane County in state court, claiming that such wouldn't nave happened if the cop had given the court the correct address so he could have been served with the warrant. In 1990 the county paid Heiman $1,750 to dismiss the suit. See: Heiman v. Massang, Spokane County Superior Court, Case No. 38-2-04251-3.