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3 Days Illegal Imprisonment Nets $5,500

Washington’s King County paid $5,500 to settle a claim that a probation officer was negligent in her duties, causing the claimant, Lolita Urie, to be improperly and illegally arrested. When Urie timely appeared for a probation appointment with King County Probation Officer Nancy Thompson on March 16, 2004, she was arrested for failing to serve a jail sentence.

Thompson failed to read the court file to determine that a jail sentence of 20 days had been converted to 30 days of home detention, which Urie had served prior to reporting to the probation office. The Court agreed a mistake was made, ordering her release. On September 28, 2004, Urie, through her attorney, Anthony Urie, settled the matter for $5,500. The documents related to this matter are available on PLN’s website. See: In re Urie, King County Claim No. 35090.

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Related legal case

In re Urie

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