FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2013
CONTACT: Timothy Farrow, Esq.
Dash Farrow, LLP
Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Involving those Wrongfully Convicted by Corrupt Camden Police Officers
Camden, N.J. – A $3.5 million settlement has been reached in the federal lawsuits of 87 people who had drug convictions vacated or charges dropped after a 2009 FBI investigation revealed the Camden police officers involved in their arrests were linked to possible corruption.
Timothy Farrow, Esq. of the Moorestown, N.J.-based law firm Dash Farrow, LLP represented Charles Cottle, who was unlawfully arrested on November 29, 2007 based upon evidence that was planted in the area where he was arrested. The Camden County Prosecutor vacated Cottle’s conviction, and Farrow’s client was released on January 6, 2010 after spending 769 days in jail. His settlement amount was based on the amount of time he spent wrongfully incarcerated.
No amount of money will recover the more than two years Mr. Cottle spent in prison, but Farrow hopes this settlement will allow his client – as well as the other plaintiffs and the City of Camden itself – to begin a new chapter.
For more information about Timothy Farrow’s handling of this civil rights claim or any other criminal defense matter, please contact Dash Farrow, LLP at 856-235-8300.