I'm surprised by this development. I really thought they would just run this thing through the legal system and appeal for years until everyone just lost interest. But Atlanta has settled with the Eagle's patrons who were illegally detained and searched in a gay bar raid over a year ago that found nothing:
The city has agreed to pay $1 million to an Atlanta gay bar to settle a lawsuit over a botched police raid in 2009.
The Atlanta City Council voted 14-0 on Monday to pay the money to the Atlanta Eagle Bar. A national gay rights group filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of 19 people who say they were illegally searched and detained during Sept. 10, 2009 raid.
The city also agreed to oversee reforms within the Atlanta Police Department. The settlement must now go back to a federal judge for final approval.
Ft. Worth, as far as I know, hasn't done much other than release self-investigations that predictably let the police off the hook. So good on Atlanta for realizing what they did wrong. I hope the properly punish the person or change the policy that cost them a million dollars.