FAC COMMENT: Gotta wonder how courts could argue that this is “non-punitive” when an individual gets a monetary judgment for being wrongly labeled? Would he have gotten six figures if the state wrongly marked him as a price club member? I think not!

The county has agreed to settle a lawsuit involving a man who was wrongfully listed as a sex offender.

Yakima County will pay local man Damian Garza Cantu $115,000 after someone else’s criminal convictions of third degree rape were mistakenly placed on his record.

A statement from the Board of Commissioners announced June 5, 2018 the county will pay for the full settlement.


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