A federal appeals court has upheld a decision ordering a South Burlington police officer to pay $100,000 in attorney's fees.
The ruling stems from the legal fight between Officer Jack O'Connor and the Reverend Rico Diamond. A jury cleared O'Connor of racial prejudice in connection with his 2005 arrest of Diamond. But a judge ruled O'Connor held Diamond's seized cash for too long and thus was liable for attorney's fees.
Now the second circuit court of appeals has upheld that ruling.