Everett Will Not Comment on Police Shooting Settlement

February 16, 2011

Police Blotter

While KIRO TV and The Herald are reporting that there has been a settlement between the family of Niles Meservey and the city of Everett in the amount of $500,000.00, the City says no comment until City Council approval next week. Here is a statement from Everett Public Information Director Kate Reardon,

The City of Everett has reached a tentative settlement of claims arising from the June 10, 2009 shooting of Niles Meservey. The proposed settlement, which specifically includes the City’s denial of liability, would resolve the $15 million claim for $500,000. The proposed settlement is subject to approval by the Everett City Council and is on the City Council agenda for Feb. 23. Until the proposed settlement is approved by the City Council and signed by the Mayor, this matter remains in litigation and the City will not provide additional comment.

~Kate Reardon
Public information Director

Back on June 10th of 2009 Niles Meservey was shot by Everett Police Officer Troy Meade behind the Patty’s Nest Chuckwagon at Madison and Evergreen Way. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s office brought criminal charges against the officer but he was found not guilty by a jury. Meade has been on paid administrative leave since the incident. No word on when or if he will ever come back on active duty.

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