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$1 Jury Award Against Officer Could Cost Seattle $700K

July 01, 2011  | 

A jury verdict that awarded $1 to a man who was held at gunpoint too long by a Seattle police officer has already cost city taxpayers more than $300,000 — but the final bill could more than double.

The lawyers for Andrew Rutherford have asked U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to approve attorneys' fees and costs totaling more than $419,000, according to declarations they filed.

Meantime, Stafford Frey Cooper, the private law firm retained by the police officers involved, has already billed the city $331,000 to defend the case to date, according to Kimberly Mills, the city attorney's spokeswoman.

Source: Seattle Times


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