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Suit over detective’s arrest, death settles for $600K (access required)

A federal lawsuit alleging that a state trooper conspired with Chesterfield police to unlawfully arrest Cheraw detective David Watson — who lost his job and committed suicide — has been settled for $600,000. The taxpayer-backed South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund contributed $500,000 to the July 19 settlement, while the Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund covered ...

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