TULSA - The City of Tulsa will pay out its largest settlement yet in a federal lawsuit by a man who sued because he was convicted on evidence from officers who were part of a police corruption probe.
At least five police officers and one ATF agent admitted or were convicted of falsifying evidence, committing perjury, violating suspects' rights, and other violations.
The FBI uncovered the crimes during an investigation launched in 2009.
Larry Barnes, Sr. and his daughter Larita were both convicted and sent to prison on apparently falsified evidence.
Wednesday, the city agreed to a settlement with Larry Barnes for $425,000.
Larita Barnes settled for $300,000 last month.
Two other cases settled by the city bring the total so far to $810,000.
Attorney Guy Fortney, who has represented the city in several of the lawsuits, says there are still seven suits pending, plus appeals have been filed on two others the city has won.
The city also received judgements or dismissals on five other lawsuits.
Tulsa is self-insured, so the money to pay the settlements comes from the city's general fund, according to spokesman Bob Bledsoe.
That money is generated largely through sales taxes and court fines.