Wilmington man settles civil rights suit against detective for $500K
On April 13, 2019, Carlos Mahoney successfully negotiated a $500,000 settlement in a civil rights case for a male client in a Fourth Amendment case alleging that he was arrested and prosecuted for various crimes without probable cause. The client was 54 years old at the time of arrest. Local news outlets reported the charges against him and he was terminated from his job.
The lawsuit was filed against a City of Wilmington police detective in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The case settled at a second mediation after fourteen depositions of fact and expert witnesses were taken.