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File #: RS2021-1053    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the civil rights and state law claims of Patrick Greve against Austin Bass in the amount of $80,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgments and Losses Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1053 Letter to Metro Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the civil rights and state law claims of Patrick Greve against Austin Bass in the amount of $80,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgments and Losses Fund.
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WHEREAS, Patrick Greve filed a lawsuit against Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer Austin Bass alleging a Fourth Amendment false arrest claim and a state law malicious prosecution claim arising out of his arrest and charges for public intoxication and attempted burglary on February 25, 2015; 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 Patrick Greve related to the events detailed above be compromised and settled for $80,000.00, 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 state law claims of Patrick Greve for the sum of $80,000.00 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 February 25, 2015, Patrick Greve was arrested outside of the venue Citizen/Virago. Mr. Greve had been attempting to collect his personal belongings from inside of the locked venue after working as a roadie and photographer during a private music entertainment event. The burglar alarm had been set off as other individuals found a way inside the venue in order to retrieve their own belongings. Despite knowing that the door was locked...

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