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$8,000 Settlement in Washington DOC False Imprisonment Suit

An $8,000 settlement was reached in a false imprisonment claim against the State of Washington.

Duane A. Cooper had been sentenced to a 60 month sentence for a class C felony on April 4, 1996. On May 14, 2002, Cooper was arrested and placed into custody for violation of his community release. At the time the state filed the notice of violation, Cooper had completed his 60 month sentence in its entirety. Cooper was returned to prison and held for 60 days illegally before being released on July 22, 2002.

Cooper filed claim on August 22, 2002, raising a claim of false imprisonment. Settlement was reached on October 31, 2003 with Cooper receiving $8,000 in damages.

See: In re Cooper, State of Washington, Division of Risk Management, Claim No. 31054507

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