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Los Angeles False Arrest Case Settles for $250,000

The County of Los Angeles paid $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging sheriff’s deputies falsely arrested Latisha Clayton on November 9, 2010, and December 10, 2010.

The first arrest occurred after Clayton was identified as the person who delivered narcotics to a residence under surveillance by members of a multi-agency task force.  The second arrest occurred after Clayton made comments that a deputy interpreted as a threat and an attempt to dissuade him from providing testimony in her criminal case.

The December 2011 settlement recommendation came after the county spent $214,430 in attorney fees and $39,700 in costs.  Clayton was represented by attorney Christopher Driscoll.  See: Clayton v. County of Los Angeles, USDC, District California, Case No CV-12-7210.

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Clayton v. County of Los Angeles