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$15,000 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Bogus Parole Revocation Suit

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $15,000 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner George Hill for negligence and false imprisonment.

On October 15, 1999, Hill surrendered himself to the D.C. Jail, believing there was a parole violation warrant. On September 22, 1999, Parole Officer Nelex Brown, along with her supervisor, had cancelled the parole violation warrant.

Hill alleged in his complaint that from October 15, 1999 until May 9, 2001, he was falsely imprisoned for a parole violation that did not exist, without a prompt parole revocation hearing, and without abiding by the cancellation of the parole violation warrant.

Hill accepted settlement on March 17, 2006. He was represented by Rockville MD Attorney Samuel M. Shapiro. See: Hill v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No  2005 CA004042.

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Hill v. District of Columbia