When no one answered, police forced down the door. Warren was asleep in a bedroom, and was arrested along with her brother and his partner for not opening the door.
Warren was in jail for nearly three days and lost her job cleaning corporate offices. The charge was later dropped.
“It’s profiling in people’s homes,” Woodward said.
A jury awarded Warren $426,379.56 in damages and fees. The county had appealed the case to the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, but Fulton commissioners approved the $375,000 settlement Wednesday.
The county’s law department said the parties negotiated the reduction after reaching a compromise. Woodward said they were required to go to mediation. She agreed to reduce the award amount to end the process.
Woodward said she was surprised the case dragged on as long as it did.
“It’s a really detailed process. It’s bureaucratic,” she said. “I don’t know that it’s the most efficient.”