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Meeting Date: July 27, 2004

Subject/Title: Reject claim presented by Robert Clouthier

Prepare by: Karen Diaz, City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services

Submitted by: Karen Diaz, City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services

Reject the claim of Robert Clouthier presented on April 7, 2004 as recommended by the City’s third party adjuster, Contra Costa County Municipal Risk Management Insurance Authority and the City Attorney.

This item was continued from the Council meeting of July 13, 2004 for further clarification concerning the claimant receiving his Miranda rights.

Claimant, Robert Clouthier, presented a claim in excess of the $10,000 statutory minimum. Claimant states that on October 18, 2003 he was wrongfully arrested and imprisoned due to alleged domestic violence incident. He further states that his arrest was without any legal authority and he is entitled to attorney’s fees and costs.

Claimant alleged that he never was informed of his Miranda rights before being transported to Brentwood Police Department offices. Claimant further alleged that he was held in jail for five days and was then released without charges being filed.

Police personnel verified that the Mr. Clouthier was informed of his Miranda rights.

No fiscal impact at this time.

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