GLENDALE — The City Council on Tuesday instructed city attorneys to review additional legal options after a federal appellate court affirmed a jury's decision this week to award $1.31 million to Edmond Ovasapyan, who was found to be wrongly detained for eight months as part of a murder investigation.
Ovasapyan's attorney, Mark Geragos, blasted the city's continued push back on the court decisions, calling it a waste of taxpayer dollars.
"They are just delaying the inevitable," he said.
Geragos said his legal team had offered a $250,000 pretrial settlement, and then later proposed a $400,000 agreement.
City attorneys took the $400,000 offer to City Council, but it was rejected because City Atty. Scott Howard said it had been proposed to them only days before trial was scheduled to start.