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File #: 221024    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/22/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution reserving and appropriating up to $50,000.00 from the 2022 Common Council Contingent Fund to the 2022 Damages and Claims Fund Special Purpose Account and authorizing the settlement of the lawsuit entitled F.K., et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al.; USDC Case No.: 21-CV-306.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: CONTINGENT FUND, SUITS PAYMENT, SUITS SETTLEMENT
Attachments: 1. Cover Letter, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/2/20220 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/20220 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass12:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/20220 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Robin Pederson, Deputy City Attorney Tawauna Swanigan, City Attorney's Office
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/14/20220 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE  

Minutes note: Appearing: ACA - Stacey Miller
   Not available Meeting details Not available
11/1/20220 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
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221024
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Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title

Resolution reserving and appropriating up to $50,000.00 from the 2022 Common Council Contingent Fund to the 2022 Damages and Claims Fund Special Purpose Account and authorizing the settlement of the lawsuit entitled F.K., et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al.; USDC Case No.: 21-CV-306.

Analysis
This resolution reserves and appropriates up to $50,000.00 from the 2022 Common Council Contingent Fund to the 2022 Damages and Claims Fund Special Purpose Account and authorizes the settlement of the lawsuit entitled F.K., et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al.; USDC Case No.: 21-CV-306 for the total amount of $50,000.00.

Body
Whereas, Plaintiff, F.K., by her Guardian ad Litem, William Sulton filed a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee and several members of the Milwaukee Police Department, alleging unlawful seizure, due process violations and negligence. On November 12, 2018, four-year old F.K. was sleeping in the back of her mother’s minivan when her mother was arrested by City of Milwaukee Police Officers for an OWI offense. The vehicle was towed to the Milwaukee City Tow Lot with F.K. still sleeping in the back of the van. The temperature was freezing and it is estimated that F.K. was in the vehicle for seven hours prior to being found by a tow lot attendant.

Whereas, Counsel for the parties have reached agreement to settle the above-referenced lawsuit for a total amount of $50,000.00 subject to approval by the Common Council; and

Whereas, The City Attorney recommends and the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee deems it expeditious and just to settle this lawsuit; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that up to $50,000.00 from the 2022 Common Council Contingent Fund (0001-9990-C001-006300) is reserved and appropriated to the 2022 Damages & Claims Fund (0001-1490-S118-006300); and be it

Further Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of ...

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