Skip to comments.Underage student who was violently arrested by cops gets $200,000 compensation
Posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:55 PM PDT by dennisw
Elizabeth Daly, now 21, and her friend had their car swarmed by state agents after their case of water was mistaken for beer Daly had initially sought $40million in damages for a tremor in her right hand, intense anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems The young women had been shopping at a local Virginia grocery store one night in April 2013 for a charity fundraiser the next day A college student in Virginia reached a $212,500 settlement on Wednesday following her arrest last year when state agents had mistaken a case of water for beer.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Elizabeth Daly, now 21, had reached a settlement in state court. She had initially filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against agents with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control unit.
Herring said the settlement was not an admission of wrongdoing by any of the parties in the lawsuit.
Daly had left a Charlottesville, Virginia, supermarket in April 2013 when her car was surrounded by state ABC agents, one of whom drew a firearm and another who had jumped onto the hood of her car.
They had mistaken her carton of La Croix sparkling water for beer that her friend had purchased.
Daly said she became frantic when unmarked agents surrounded her vehicle, banging on the windows and demanding that she roll them down. One of her two friends in the car had allegedly said that the badges were fake and told her to 'go, go, go' according to the lawsuit cited in the AP report.
Unsure whether they were in fact agents, she and her friend fled the scene in the car, grazing two of the agents in the process.
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For $200,000 the cops can terrorize me anytime. These cops made asses of themselves. Too bad the $200,000 doesn’t come out of their paychecks.
any awards should come out of the offending officers’ pensions, and then the police chiefs’ and the officer hierarchy in charge too.
These lunatics should’ve been jailed.
The ABC should be abolished anyway.
Virginia is a police state.
She let them off too easy, especially in that they’re admitting no wrong doing. I would have held out for a LOT more and a public apology, or else gone to the jury.
And Ventura got how much?
Expunged but it will never go away and will pop up when she applies for a job or to a school. She may not know that it has come up because she probably won't be told why she has been denied.
Do not trust ANY cops of any kind. They all work for the FEDS now. They are allowed to run amok for practice so they will kill when the FEDS unleash them on constitutional citizen militias.
Just wait until anti-cop jihadists show up with their fatwahs. I too would like a big fat taxpayer-funded paycheck for an arrest any day of the week.
$200K for a year and a half of legal representation during a suit against the state? That’ll leave her with nothing.
“Underage”? You can be arrested in kindergarten these days if you draw a gun, how can anyone be underage to be arrested?
Real dics eh?
“For $200,000 the cops can terrorize me anytime. These cops made asses of themselves. Too bad the $200,000 doesnt come out of their paychecks.”
Money isn’t everything. These crazy thugs could have shot two innocent girls who were simply trying to run for their lives from what looked like a rape attempt. It is a shame one of the officers didn’t end up dead. Maybe then they’d learn to restrain their enthusiasm for thuggish behavior. This was insane behavior that should not be allowed.
All this over something as small as under age drinking. And not even guilty of it.
To the LEOs here, what is it with plain clothed cops not being able to understand that you succeeded in your goal? We don’t know you’re a cop. You don’t look like one, and we have no reason to believe you are one. Anyone can shout “Police” and then rape you after you cooperate. Heck, the criminals are learning to do just that. This kind of stupidity can get people hurt or killed through misunderstandings like this.
If you aren’t in uniform, don’t be stupid enough to expect us to know you’re a cop. Especially get crazy aggressive like these idiots. In this situation, these girls had only moments to make the choice on how to react. Moments. Do you honestly expect people to ‘wait and see’ in this kind of situation? If you do, they all you care about is yourself and law. You don’t care about the people this activity can harm.
The question will be “Have you ever been arrested?” doesn’t matter or asked for what or if you were exonerated .... it’s there.
That's one of your dumbest comments yet, of which there are many.
Great pity she settled. Should have held out for a lot more.
The drug war posters never sound off about police raids when minors buy beer.
Additionally, if we look to the age of consent laws, being “nearly legal” is now considered legal if you are close enough in age (within a few years).
Why do the police even concern themselves with such matters?
The drinking age should be decided locally instead of federally (blackmailed in compliance by the withholding of highway funds from gas taxes).
I remember when this was fresh news.It was pretty absurd. I agree that she should have held out for much more and an admission of wrongdoing. She was lucky that the occupants of the car were not summarily massacred.
How does one confuse a case of water for a case of beer??? That is just plain stupid.
“That’s one of your dumbest comments yet, of which there are many.”
How is it dumb? Wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a hit-and-run suspect? Oh, I am sorry. Her charges were dropped because the mob wanted her off the hook. How convenient - run over cops and get off the hook!
The states are whores and their payment is the federal highway funds. Uncle John gets a BJ or he cuts off the $$.
The irony is that the feds take the money, then make the states kiss the federal ass to get *some* of it back. Everything belongs to Washington, and we have to prostrate ourselves before our rulers to get a few crumbs....of our own earnings.
Did these Jackbooted incompetents even get demoted?
None of these LE goose steppers ever seems to suffer much for the hurt they inflict on innocent civilians. Rarely, at any rate.
I spoke too soon.
I doubt it cost them a thing. The cops lost what? The administrators and bureaucrats in the city lost what? They aren’t learning any lessons because it is not their money.
The taxpayers are robbed again.
Okay Okay I see your point. Most just get the cheap clear plastic bottles.
As for Perrier I never touch the stuff myself.
Exactly. When there are no consequences, there is no restraint on the actions of fascist thugs and bullies.
“How is it dumb? Wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a hit-and-run suspect? Oh, I am sorry. Her charges were dropped because the mob wanted her off the hook. How convenient - run over cops and get off the hook!”
Uh, no. Her charges were dropped because she was guilty of only trying to run from unknown attackers. The pigs almost got run over by their own stupidity in assuming these girls understood they were cops. As in my above post, the girls had only moments to react to an attack, including a nut with a gun. Remember they were innocent of the reason for the stop. They had no reason to expect a police encounter.
It isn’t like this was two guilty people running from the consequences. Cops routinely cite their confusion when they make a mistake and harm the innocent, even in ridiculous situations like the Dorner hunt idiocy. Why then must our moments count decisions have to be more perfect than those of cops? Because we don’t have the magic badge?
These cops deserved what they got. If one had been killed, they’d have deserved it. Here is a tip. Next time, have a cop in a flipping uniform to make the stop. Under age drinking isn’t worth people getting hurt or killed over a misunderstanding. And keep the flipping gun holstered until you have a real reason to pull out the penis extension.
And we all go marching along to the reeducation camps.
They need to be paying this up personally
Anyone who pays more for a bottle of water than a gallon of gas should have their head examined. Get a plastic bottle or two, clean them, refill with tap water and put them in the fridge.
I was accosted by an unmarked cop (for nothing more than being 18 and driving the speed limit) who didn't show ID and then threatened me for not pulling over right away. They asked to be road kill and would have deserved it had that been the outcome.
The ABC agents had just been transferred from another district where they had been violating policies. The director of that district just resigned after this incident.
The students had just come from a rape awareness class. They stopped to buy water for some volunteer project.
After moving down the road a short distance, they pulled over and called 911 to indicate that they thought they were being attacked. The ABC agents were leaning on the vehicle when they took off, so that’s their own fault.
Of course, why should you give a shit? Only when it’s your daughter. Then you’ll make a prediction that no child of yours would ever do such a thing.
I was accosted by an unmarked cop (for nothing more than being 18 and driving the speed limit) who didn’t show ID and then threatened me for not pulling over right away. They asked to be road kill and would have deserved it had that been the outcome. “
I watched a video a few months ago of a uniformed cop and two undercover cops get into an argument so fierce that if they’d remembered they had guns, they might have gone for it right in the streets.
The issue was, criminals had learned to imitate undercover officers and robbing people. (Thanks pigs for giving criminals that tool.) The uniformed officer stopped and unholstered his weapon to investigate the stop. The undercover guys got upset that he DARED draw a gun on them. 1. that ignores that he didn’t know who they were.
2. Bet they didn’t think twice about pointing guns at other people.
It’s just amazing how blind undercover guys seem to be. All they see is themselves.
What u said
Grazed the cops, not run over them. Please be honest with yourself.
“All this over something as small as under age drinking. And not even guilty of it.”
Exactly. Supposed they HAD bought beer. Is it now OK to shoot people for illegally buying beer?
There were several agents there, they couldn’t have approached these girls in some manner that didn’t scare the cr*p out of them? Is is just lucky nobody was seriously hurt or killed.
It’s like nobody can do their job properly anymore. Like I mean nobody, from the floor sweeper to the POTUS.
You're absolutely correct, based on the article the young ladies did zip wrong, were guilty of nothing and they knew that. I'm not familiar with this case, but it appears when swarmed upon by armed people who apparently were not in uniform, they had just seconds to make a decision.
I'd say the young ladies were lucky several dozen rounds were not punched through their vehicle...
You are clearly ignorant of the facts of this case. Respectfully suggest you read up before commenting further.
If you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
...If you arent in uniform, dont be stupid enough to expect us to know youre a cop. ...
Overall good posting, LF! If some a-hole jumps on the hood of my car with a gun as I’m leaving a convenience store he will need some first aid from his spill onto the cement, unless he’s a Bruce Willis-type from some action movie that puts 3 shots through my face first.
The question will be Have you ever been arrested?
As I recall from my working years, the question was “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”.
This is what the young lady purchased. But nice try.
“Exactly. Supposed they HAD bought beer. Is it now OK to shoot people for illegally buying beer?”
The issue isn’t shooting them over beer. If someone offers deadly force to a cop stopping them, the original crime is not relevant.
But undercover cops don’t seem to get it. I’m not offering deadly force to a cop making a lawful stop. In my mind, I’m killing a rapist/mugger/killer. Even if I’m guilty of the crime, you’re anything but a cop to me. Take the blue colored glasses off and examine yourself from outside.
The issue of their aggressiveness come how small the crime was. Is underage drinking worthy of that initially aggressive response? Is the world going to end because they get away?
“unless hes a Bruce Willis-type from some action movie that puts 3 shots through my face first”
The problem was they thought they were Bruce Willis. In their minds, this was the bust of their career. Who gets that excited over catching kids with beer?
Flipping thrill seekers with badges. Take up base jumping, mountain climbing, or bear hunting with a bow. Don’t get your excitement on the streets. I’m not your entertainment.
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