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Sacramento County Agrees to Pay $2,219.01 to Settle False Imprisonment Claim

By Brandon Sample

On June 7, 2004, the County of Sacramento agreed to pay $2,219.01 to settle a false imprisonment claim by a man who was arrested while attempting to visit a prisoner at the Sacramento Main Jail (SMJ).

Darren Thompson was arrested when he went to visit a friend at the SMJ. The officer who arrested him said he had a warrant, but Thompson showed him on the computer that it was a mistake. Thompson spent three days in jail before he was released. Thompson had sought $11,000 for mental anguish, false imprisonment and loss of wages. The County settled Thompson’s claim without the necessity of a suit.

See: County of Sacramento Liability Claim No. L0400443.

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