On December 4, 2010, San Leandro City Manager Stephen Hollister told the Daily Review that two more police lawsuits had been settled while the City won a third case. Normally, lawsuit settlements are reported during City Council meetings, as a report of what happened in closed session. San Leandro Bytes contacted City Attorney Jayne Williams for additional information about the lawsuits, which is summarized in the following table:
|Kamilah Jackson||Settled for $25,000||January 19, 2010|
|Amanda Kerr||Settled for $35,000||January 19, 2010|
|Taiwo Pena-Hornung||Settled for $50,000||January 19, 2010|
|Christina Tiletile||Settled for $295,000||January 19, 2010|
|Ann O’Callaghan||Settled for $240,000||July 1, 2010|
|Cathy Pickard||Settled for $30,000 with the buy back of 2 years of PERS time||July 1, 2010|
|Deborah Trujillo||Summary judgment for City||August 1, 2010|
Four of the settlements were announced at the January 19, 2010, meeting of the City Council. Information about the three other cases has not been announced at a City Council meeting, but is expected at the December 20, 2010, meeting, according to San Leandro City Clerk Marian Handa.
As part of the settlements, the City agreed:
The settlements cost a total of $675,000.
One lawsuit by former San Leandro Police Officer DeWayne Stancill, who was named as a defendant in the above cases, remains. Stancill's suit claims that he was a victim of racial discrimination.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 15, 2010 5:50 PM | TrackBack