Paso Robles settles excessive force lawsuit
January 19, 2013
In the lawsuit filed in July, Rodi Bragg accused the city administration and the police department of having inadequate use of force polices.
In the summer of 2010, Bragg tried to pull away from Officer Jeffry Bromby who was attempting to arrest her for shoplifting from the Scolari’s grocery store.
Bromby violently yanked her back and said: “You know what? You’re gonna go down again.” Then, without any apparent provocation, he grabbed her by the back of the neck and threw her to the ground. It was 93 degrees in Paso Robles.
Paso Robles City Manager Jim App said the settlement is not an admission of guilt.
“A settlement agreement was reached in the Monterroso-Bragg case because it was determined to be in the interest of both parties,” Paso Robles City Manager Jim App said in a statement. “The city, its insurance carrier and attorney evaluate a variety of factors when deciding to resolve a case through a settlement agreement. The time and cost of litigation, including depositions and trial, is certainly a factor.”