City Commission approves $30k settlement of lawsuit over former GPD officer Reveille

Published: Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 5:32 p.m.

The city of Gainesville will pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil lawsuit brought against city government over the actions of former Police Officer David Reveille.

City commissioners approved the settlement as part of the consent agenda Thursday.

A 26-year-old woman initially sought in excess of $75,000. The suit alleged that a false arrest on Sept. 13, 2007, on charges of driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest without violence led to her false imprisonment and the violation of her Fourth and 14th Amendment rights.

The State Attorney’s Office dropped the case against the woman on Feb. 1, 2008.

Reveille later was fired after a department internal investigation concluded he had misused his position to force women into sex acts.

He pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault with intent to commit felony sexual battery, false imprisonment, official misconduct and battery. In early 2010, he was sentenced to two years in prison.