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Detained UW professor settles with Snohomish for $8,000

Source: seattletimes.nw Posted By: JohnW 4603 days ago

A University of Washington art professor who was frisked, handcuffed and detained by city of Snohomish police after she snapped photographs of power lines has settled a lawsuit she filed against the city for $8,000.

The settlement, announced Monday, was reached a year after U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour found that the three officers who detained 55-year-old Shirley Scheier "lacked a reasonable justification for their aggressive tactics in completely restraining Scheier's personal liberty."


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