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$2,000 Settlement in Slander Case; Guard Labeling Prisoner a Snitch

The District of Columbia (DC) paid $2,000 to settle a slander suit filed by prisoner Eric Brown. His complaint alleged that following a February 19, 1998 homicide at the DC Jail, a guard told other guards and prisoners that Brown was a snitch.

Brown says he did not see the homicide occur and that the slander endangered and placed additional hardships on him. Acting pro se, Brown accepted settlement on January 4, 2000. See: Brown v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 98-6015.

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Brown v. District of Columbia