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File #: RS2021-860    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Myriah Iles against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, in the amount of $55,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgments and Losses Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-860 Letter to Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Myriah Iles against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, in the amount of $55,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgments and Losses Fund.
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WHEREAS, on October 5, 2019, Myriah Iles was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after an altercation with an out of town visitor to downtown Nashville, with the charges later being dismissed after the visitor elected not to prosecute; and,
WHEREAS, after investigation, the Metropolitan Department of Law believes that the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that any and all claims or causes of action brought or that could have been brought by Myriah Iles related to the events detailed above be compromised and settled for $55,000.00, and that this amount be paid from the Judgments and Losses Fund.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the civil rights and tort claims of Myriah Iles for the sum of $55,000.00, with said amount to be paid from the Judgments and Losses Fund.
Section 2: This resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Agenda Analysis
Analysis

On October 5, 2019, Myriah Iles, currently a Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) detective, was arrested for aggravated assault after being involved in an altercation in downtown Nashville. Det. Iles had been at a bar watching her girlfriend's band. Iles and her girlfriend, Casey Jamerson, left the bar intoxicated. Ms. Jamerson was having difficulty walking, so Iles attempted to carry her to the car. The later stated their plan had been to secure the car and then tak...

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