$100K Settlement Reached for Pasco Woman Who Filed Suit Against Police
Maria Devila-Marquez filed a federal civil rights lawsuit last year claiming Pasco officers unlawfully detained her and caused her injury when they were searching for a teenage girl in 2009.
According to the suit, the officers were searching for the person when they spotted Devila-Marquez walking home from work. It also claimed she was pinned against a hot patrol car, causing second degree burns to her face, and strained her neck and back.
She was released when the woman who filed the complaint told officers they had the wrong person. The suit alleged her constitutional rights were violated when she was stopped and arrested without probable cause.
The settlement is for $100,000 according to KNDU-TV. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)