Virginia student settles lawsuit over her mistaken arrest after water mistaken for beer
Published July 31, 2014 (AP)
RICHMOND, Va. – A college student who says she fled in terror when undercover officers who thought she had illegally bought beer swarmed her SUV has reached a $212,500 settlement with the state of Virginia.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the settlement Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly, who had filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against agents with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The lawsuit said Daly had bought a carton of sparkling water at a supermarket in April 2013, which the agents mistook for beer. She said that the badges around the agents’ necks were not clearly visible, and that the agents did not identify themselves as officers.