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$2,800 Settlement in Seattle Jail Excessive Force Case

Washington State’s King County paid $2,500 to settle the lawsuit of Edward R. Whittington, who claimed that while a prisoner at the King County Jail on April 23, 2004, guard Ifebou used excessive force on him when he closed a tank door on him and continued to operate the door to crush him. Whittington sustained lower back and leg pain.

Acting pro se, Whittington settled the case on December 5, 2007 for $309.82 in costs and $2,500 in damages. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: Wittington v. Ifebou, King Co. Supr. Ct., No. 06-2-24312-9 SEA.

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Wittington v. Ifebou

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