Breaking: Atlanta City Council votes to settle Atlanta Eagle bar raid lawsuit, pay $120,000

The Atlanta City Council voted 13-0 to settle a lawsuit brought by eight individuals after a police raid at the Atlanta Eagle bar on Sept. 10, 2009 in which Atlanta police officers swarmed the bar after receiving reports of illegal activity.

Patrons and employees said they were forced to lie on the floor while officers checked for criminal histories and others peppered them with anti-gay slurs.

The City Council's public safety and legal administration committee approved a resolution Tuesday to authorize the city to pay a eight plaintiffs $15,000 each for a total of $120,000. On Monday, the full City Council approved the settlement with no discussion.

The city has already paid more than $1 million in a separate settlement connected to the raid.

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