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February 19, 2021

City settles suit over homeless sweep

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is paying $10,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who challenged a homeless encampment sweep at a city park last December.

Ada Yeager filed the federal lawsuit hoping to block the city's plans to clear the encampment at Cal Anderson Park. She argued that a sweep would violate her civil rights, including the right to due process before being deprived of property, and that the encampment was targeted for a sweep for political reasons because residents had criticized officials and police.

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