Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC—a leading, SWFL personal injury, business litigation, civil rights, family law, and real estate law firm—confirmed that partner Jack Morgan, along with co-counsel Sawyer Smith, reached an out-of-court settlement with the City of Fort Myers, Fla. in the civil rights case brought by local football legend and NFL star Nate Allen.
In February 2015, Allen was wrongly accused and arrested after a teenager mistakenly identified him as the man who had exposed himself and committed other lewd acts in plain view of the youth. The actual perpetrator of the crime has not been apprehended. The lawsuit Morgan and Smith filed alleged the Fort Myers Police Department violated Allen’s civil rights by inappropriately investigating the crime, racially profiling Allen and ultimately unlawfully arresting and detaining him.
Morgan said, “While no amount of money can reclaim a person’s good name, we feel this settlement, coupled with the public statements made by the city’s mayor and City Council members, does as much as can be done to right the wrongs that Nate Allen suffered.” Allen is satisfied the police department and City of Fort Myers are taking responsibility for their actions and are establishing measures to prevent such violations in the future.
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