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Los Angeles County Settles Wrongful Arrest and Excessive Force Suit for $195,000

The County of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $195,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging four men were unlawfully arrested, with one alleging excessive force.

On July 17, 2007, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a man with a gun. As he stood pointing the gun at deputies, bystanders began to assemble in the deputies’ line of fire. After the man was safely taken into custody, deputies told plaintiff Barnes to stop as he went to walk away. Ignoring the deputies, Barnes walked into a nearby barbershop.

The deputies followed and arrested him. Plaintiff K. Davison then allegedly interfered and was arrested. They were then confronted by that man’s father, R. Davison, who questioned the deputies about his son’s arrest. The deputies then pepper sprayed R. Davison and arrested him. A fourth man, plaintiff Carger, refused deputies’ orders to cease his aggressive behavior. He was also arrested; all four were charged with interfering with a police officer.

The County agreed to settle the plaintiffs’ lawsuit for a total of $195,000 on January 20, 2009. See: Davison v. County of Los Angeles, USDC, C.D. Cal., No. CV08-0654.

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