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Fort Myers OKs $440K settlement with Nate Allen over detainment


“We said at the beginning of this case that Mr. Allen came forward so aggressively to bring about change to (the) Fort Myers Police Department and the city as a whole,” Allen’s attorney Sawyer Smith said Monday. “And we feel like today is a step in that direction.”


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Ryan Doyle, an attorney for Allen, tells WINK News the council just hid behind threats of possible lawsuits.

“What we saw tonight was the city leaders failed to act as leaders. They had an opportunity to address the situation and they failed to do so. The citizens and Nate Allen are let down by their actions tonight,” said Doyle.


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The Wilbur Smith Law Firm spoke to the council on Allen’s behalf.

Wilbur Smith himself, told the council there were many glaring errors in the investigation.

Before the meeting, Allen’s lawyer Sawyer Smith showed us a tow record for Allen’s truck.

It shows the reason for the tow was an arrest even though police say they never arrested him. Smith says that’s further proof, his client’s civil rights were violated.


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Allen’s attorney, says Baker’s internal investigation is not enough, and wants the state or even the FBI to look into the case. Smith wrote a letter to the City Council asking them to intervene.

“When you do it yourself, an internal, you are asking lower level officers to evaluate everybody lower, the same rank and above. That’s hard to do,” said Smith