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Request for Committee Action

A briefing memo explaining the purpose, background, and impact of the requested action.
Legal Settlement: Sharon Morara v. City of Minneapolis (RCA-2022-00465)

City Attorney's Office
To Committee(s)
# Committee Name Meeting Date
1 Policy & Government Oversight Committee May 9, 2022
Lead Staff:
Mark Enslin
Presented By:
James R. Rowader, Jr.
Action Item(s)
# File Type Subcategory Item Description
1 Action Settlement Approving the settlement of the claims of Sharon Morara v. City of Minneapolis by payment of $43,335.50 to claimant, and $21,664.50 to claimant's counsel; and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.  
Ward / Neighborhood / Address
# Ward Neighborhood Address
1. Ward 9 Longfellow 3000 Minnehaha Avenue
Background Analysis

Plaintiff Sharon Morara alleged claims against the City of Minneapolis alleging that an MPD officer committed the state law tort of battery, and other state and federal claims, against her.  The parties have negotiated a proposed settlement and release of all alleged damages, attorney's fees and csosts in the total amount of $65,000 from Fund/Org 06900 1500100 145400.  The City Attorney's Office and MPD administration believe that the proposed settlement is in the best interests of the City and recommend approval by this Committee and the City Council.