Only about 400 people have filed a claim to collect money damages under a settlement with the city of
The city agreed in July to pay
ArchCity Defenders attorney
"No amount of money could ever compensate the people that spent time in jail in
Some of those people spent up to 67 days living in "horrific" conditions inside the
Claims will be divided based on the amount of days spent in jail and the number of claimants. Minus the
Advocates said they are discouraged by the poor response and believe that many people aren't aware how much money they could be owed. Some people are owed hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Mailings and door-to-door efforts have failed to generate many responses.
Police and court practices in the
Brown, who was black, was unarmed when he was fatally shot by
A 2014 study found that more than a dozen
The suit against
"We have inhumane, illegal activities going on by the very people who are supposed to be enforcing the laws," Rogers said during the news conference Monday.