Sunday, August 14, 2005

Fee meter reaches almost $1 million for City of Richmond in police shooting case

The Richmond paper reports here:

"Richmond taxpayers have spent almost $1 million in legal fees defending the city, its police department and Detective David Melvin against a federal lawsuit brought by the family of Verlon Johnson, an unarmed suspect shot to death by Melvin more than three years ago.

Private firms have billed the city at least $912,000 in the ongoing case, according to records from the Richmond city attorney's office. The biggest of them, McGuireWoods LLP, has submitted invoices for more than $677,000."

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