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False Arrest

Greer, SC: (Feb-18-08) Denise Riddle, a Greer resident, brought a lawsuit against the city, alleging that she was falsely arrested. The suit claimed that a Greer police officer handcuffed and arrested Riddle at her home at 10 p.m. Feb. 1, 2006, on a bad check charge that she had made restitution on early on. Online court records show the warrant had been dismissed by Greer Municipal Court in November 2002. Following the incident, Riddle filed a civil suit in Greenville County Court of Common Pleas against the city claiming false arrest/imprisonment, assault, battery and trespass/nuisance by a Greer police officer.

Sources close to the case stated that the parties had reached a settlement, in which the city's insurance company agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve the false arrest allegations. City sources stated that the settlement releases the city and the South Carolina Municipal Insurance & Risk Financing Fund from any further claims, according to the document. [GREENVILLE ONLINE: CHARGES DISMISSED]

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Published on Feb-19-08


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