CA Highway Patrol Settles With Homeless Man Over Kidnapping Claim

Tom Boland (wgcp@gull.prod.itd.earthlink.net)
Fri, 8 May 1998 11:24:16 -0700 (PDT)


http://www.latimes.com:80/CNS_DAYS/980507/t000043049.html
FWD  Los Angeles Times  Thursday, May 7, 1998
     Offical Business / Courts and Government


CHP SETTLES HARASSMENT CLAIM WITH HOMELESS MAN

                    
      Heading off a potential lawsuit, the California Highway Patrol has
reached a settlement with a homeless man who accused two CHP officers of
harassing him by picking him up on four occasions and dropping him off 15
miles away.

     Terms of the settlement are confidential, but a source said the CHP
has agreed to give the 52-year-old man $15,000.

     CHP Officers Wade Allen and Temujin Jones were arrested last month on
suspicion of kidnapping, exhibiting a deadly weapon and, on one occasion,
dousing the victim with pepper spray.

     An investigation began after the man, who has requested anonymity,
approached a CHP motorcycle officer to complain.

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