On June 25, 2012, the City of Seattle agreed to settle Martin Monetti’s claims against the Seattle Police Department, Shandy Cobane and Mary Woollum for $150,000. Mr. Monetti claimed that he was subjected to excessive force and racial slurs and that SPD’s culture tolerates use of force and discrimination. The settlement was reached only three…
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. SGB is honored to have participated in this historic decision by representing Washington’s Governor, Christine Gregoire, as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case. View Governor Christine Gregoire Press Conference here.
Ruling allows excessive-force and discrimination claims to be heard by jurors. See related articles: • Seattle Times • Seattle P-I
The harsh criticism comes amid delicate talks to reach an out-of-court settlement to curb excessive force by officers. Read the entire article