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$20,000 Settlement for False Imprisonment by Seattle Jail

Washington State’s King County paid $20,511.02 to Thomas Padgett, Jr. for being falsely imprisoned from June 3 through 15, 2001. When Padgett was arrested and taken to the jail, he was not brought before a judge until June 15, which resulted in his release. As a result of his imprisonment, he lost his job and suffered humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish.

Padgett received $19,500 for his injuries and $1,011.02 in costs. No further information is available, but the claim form is available on PLN’s website. See: In re Padgett, King County Claim No. 31200.

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In re Padgett

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