Activists raided before 2008 Republican National Convention reach $50,000 settlement

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 26, 2011 - 4:25 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - A $50,000 settlement has been reached in a case stemming from the police raid of a St. Paul home two days before the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Sarah Coffey, Erin Stalnaker and Kris Hermes announced Thursday they settled their case with the city of St. Paul and the federal government.

Under terms of the settlement, individual officers and agents are dismissed. Defense attorney Jason Hiveley says insurance companies for the city and federal government will cover the payment.

The agencies are admitting no wrongdoing. Hiveley says the case was settled for economic reasons.

The three activists sued after the raid at Iglehart Avenue, in which several people were detained for roughly one-and-a-half hours. They alleged police violated their rights.

A handful of other lawsuits related to the convention are pending.

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