By DAN GUZEWICH Staff writer
Oneida County may pay $20,000 to end a federal lawsuit that resulted from an incident in Rome nearly two years ago.
The proposed settlement with Roman Tyreik Carter is slated to be voted on by the county Board of Legislators Wednesday. The city has already agreed to pay $5,000 "with no admission of liability by the City of Rome or any of its employees or officials," according to the resolution.
As part of the global settlement involving Carter, the county and city, Carter agrees to pay $5,000 from the settlement proceeds to the county to satisfy a Medicaid lien.
David H. Walsh IV, the county’s outside counsel in this case, and Gus Boucher, the county’s risk and claims administrator, recommended the county pay $20,000 to settle any and all claims against the county and Deputy Mark Chrysler.
The county Law Department budget includes funds for the payment of small judgments and claims.
Carter, 6091/2 N. Madison St., alleged false arrest, excessive force, and assault and battery following the Sept. 12, 2010, incident in the 400 block of North James Street. In addition to naming the city and county, it also named Rome officers Emily Keller, Hollie Kennedy and an unidentified officer, as well as Chrysler and an unidentified member of the Sheriff’s Office.
Carter was convicted of disorderly conduct but another charge was dismissed.