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    Two WTO protesters settle lawsuit for $100,000 Tuesday, December 12, 2000 From The Associated Press SEATTLE -- Two women who were pepper-sprayed by a King
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      Two WTO protesters settle lawsuit for $100,000

      Tuesday, December 12, 2000

      From The Associated Press

      SEATTLE -- Two women who were pepper-sprayed by a King
      County sheriff's deputy during the World Trade Organization
      protests last year have settled their lawsuit for $100,000.

      Melissa Ann Benton and Shauna Ballast, students at the Art
      Institute of Seattle, claimed in U.S. District Court that
      Deputy John Vanderwalker violated their civil rights and
      that the county failed to supervise him properly.

      The county agreed to pay $100,000 to settle their claims.

      Benton and Ballast said they were parked at a supermarket
      parking lot filming demonstrations during the World Trade
      Organization meeting Dec. 1, 1999. According to their
      lawsuit, Vanderwalker tried unsuccessfully to open the
      driver's door, then told Benton to roll her window down and
      shot pepper spray into her face when she complied.

      Vanderwalker, a sheriff's patrol officer for 19 years, was
      fired in April for using unnecessary force during the
      protests.

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