- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle has agreed to pay a man $35,000 after he was wrongly identified as a suspect by police in the 2011 kidnapping and assault of a waitress.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/3ZtRrj ) Randy Stevens was jailed for a week on charges related to the kidnapping of a 22-year-old waitress, who was also robbed and threatened with a knife by two men. The $35,000 payout settles a lawsuit filed by Stevens.

His arrest was the result of mistakes made by a Seattle police detective, who presented photos of the wrong Randy Stevens to the victim. An investigation into the incident has led the department to revise its policies for eyewitness identifications.

The victim sustained serious injuries, but managed to escape from her abductors. The two actual suspects were sentenced to prison.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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