People keep suing over the botched Eagle raid and the City of Atlanta keeps writing checks. The latest payday came Monday when the City Council approved a $120,000 payout to eight people inside the bar when the shitstorm started.
So each of the eight men—seven Eagle employees at the time of the raid and one patron—is $15,000 richer. And the city’s tab for the September 2009 raid now sits at $1.145 million and a couple of jager shots. The first payday came in February when checks were cut for 26 people from a $1.025 million settlement of the federal lawsuit over the raid.
That’s two lawsuit and two payouts. Two more lawsuits are pending.
On Monday, the City Council approved the latest settlement with no discussion. It’s easy to understand why. Look what the raid’s done to the LGBT advisory board for Atlanta police. And that group is on our side.