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$1,400 Settlement in WTO Protester’s Claim

Washington State’s King County Jail paid $1,390.62 to settle the claim of Philip E. Craft, who was arrested for protesting the WTO and was in jail from December 1 – 5, 1999.

Craft alleged that prior to being arrested, he was pepper sprayed by police. Being an asthmatic, this caused him problems breathing. Yet, when booked into the jail, his medication was taken. He required 200 – 300 mg a day of “Throphylline” to treat his condition, but was only given an emergency inhaler, which only worsened his condition.

Rather than provide the medication, staff taunted and harassed him. They “sardonically” smiled at his efforts to receive medication while he experienced difficulty breathing. Also, they had taken his glasses. In addition, he was housed with hostile prisoners.

Acting pro se, Craft settled the suit for $1,250 in damages and $140.62 in costs. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: In re Craft, King County Claim No. 29491.

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Related legal case

In re Craft

Please see the brief bank for documents related to this claim.