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Wrongfully arrested Flagstaff man offers to settle for $350K

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Posted at 6:27 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 08:27:00-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Flagstaff man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has offered to settle with the city for $350,000.

Tremayne Nez spent more than 30 hours in jail after being arrested in June as part of a multi-agency drug operation.

He says he has suffered anxiety, embarrassment, loss of wages and damage to his reputation. The Flagstaff Police Department says it was a case of mistaken identity and apologized to him.

But Nez, who is Navajo, says even mistakes should have consequences. His attorney filed a claim with the city in early December.