Aberdeen, WA – Charges against the City of Aberdeen related to their response to local homeless residents have been dismissed, according to a release from the city.
In the release from Mayor Erik Larson, it states that on November 1, 2019, Judge Ronald B. Leighton of the US District Court for the
Western District of Washington signed an agreed order dismissing the claims brought against the City of Aberdeen “with prejudice”.
The release states that as part of the agreed order, the plaintiffs signed a settlement agreement with the City of Aberdeen that includes a number of items.
The City says that it believes it would have prevailed on the facts and that they have accepted this settlement as a reasonable alternative to litigation “that would take more than a year to conclude” and they say would have resulted in “significant legal expenses” before a resolution would be reached.