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Washoe County pays $75,000 to settle police ‘manhandling’ case

RENO — Washoe County has paid $75,000 to settle a civil case involving a college student who claimed a sheriff’s deputy “manhandled” her and used excessive force during an arrest at Lake Tahoe. Lauren Kettell, a student at the University of San Francisco, was paddle-boarding at Incline Village in July 2011 when Deputy Brent Coss instructed her to wear a life vest. According to her attorney, Kettell began paddling back to her grandparents’ house to get a life vest, but Coss demanded she get in his boat. Kettell said she would instead talk to him on the beach, but was …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 16, 2013 02:15PM Published Jul 16, 2013 12:03AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.