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Appeals court: Cop must pay man's attorney's fees

Officer Jack O'Connor Officer Jack O'Connor
Reverend Rico Diamond Reverend Rico Diamond

Burlington, Vermont - April 15, 2011

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.


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