The City of Seattle will pay West Seattle caregiver Mary Park $100,000 to settle a federal civil-rights claim against the Seattle Police Department and a detective who accused her of stealing $50,000 from an elderly woman.
The West Seattle Herald first reported the accusations in 2012 and also reported that charges were quickly dropped Oct. 18, 2012.
The original story stemmed from claims made by the daughter of the woman who ostensibly lost the $50,000.
Mary Park also settled a defamation suit against, Judy Townsend, the woman who accused her. The amount of the settlement was not revealed.
Park had been accused of stealing $50,000 in cash the elderly woman kept in her condo.
The case was rife with wrong charges, imagined misappropriation of funds and corroboration by the Seattle Police Department.More ›