Fort Myers May Reach Agreement In Nate Allen Lawsuit

Nate Allen Lawsuit

FORT MYERS, Fla. - NFL player and Cape Coral native Nate Allen is close to reaching a deal in his lawsuit against the City of Fort Myers. WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
The City Council will meet Monday in a closed-door session to discuss a proposed settlement. State law allows them to meet in private because of attorney-client privilege. The lawsuit stems from an incident two years ago, when Fort Myers police wrongly identified Allen as the man who exposed himself to a 16-year-old girl. Allen was arrested and detained for hours. The State Attorney's Office later cleared Allen of the misdemeanor charge. The Miami Dolphins safety filed the lawsuit last year, saying police violated his civil rights. The city fired police Chief Doug Baker after determining Baker lied about making a phone call to release Allen. Allen said he hopes police learned a lesson from the experience. "I hope that they do realize they did something wrong, and they have taken on that responsibility." The details of the case won't be released until a settlement is reached. Court records show Baker was scheduled to be deposed in this case last week, but that deposition was canceled as the settlement discussion came about.

Source: NBC2

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