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City of Waterloo to pay more than $10 million to victim of 2008 police car crash


The City of Waterloo has been ordered to pay more than $10 million to the victim of a 2008 police car crash.

The judgement came after 11 days of testimony in a trial and a day of jury deliberation as to whether Jarvis Boggs should be compensated for pain and suffering sustained in the crash.

On December 31, 2008, KWWL reported the wreck involved police officer Dustin Yates and a then-18-year old Jarvis Boggs of Waterloo.

Two other teenagers were with Boggs when the crash happened, and sustained minor injuries.

Court documents obtained from the Black Hawk County Courthouse on Wednesday indicate that members of the jury found Boggs to be 25% at fault, so they reduced their verdict from $13,663,700 to $10,247,775.

Attorney David Roth, who represented the city in the case, refused to comment Wednesday afternoon.

Boggs' attorney, Thomas Frerichs, was unable to be reached for comment.

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