The Oakland, Calif., City Council has approved a $6.5 million settlement in a proposed class action alleging that the Oakland police for years illegally obtained search warrants based on false or misleading information. Of the $6.5 million, the city is on the hook for $2 million and its insurance company is paying the rest. A lawyer for the plaintiffs said they are still seeking injunctive relief in court and are asking for more accountability and training for officers.
City to Pay $6.5 Million to Settle Claims Police Lied in Seeking Warrants
July 26, 2010