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colorado city settles case over warrantless police searches

longmont, colo. — a colorado city has reached a settlement with residents of a subsidized housing apartment complex whose homes were searched by police without warrants.the city of longmont said tuesday it agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the american civil liberties union of colorado on behalf of building tenants who were subjected to drug searches by a k-9 unit in may 2017.according to the settlement, longmont agreed to pay the tenants and their lawyers $210,000. the city also will take input from the aclu on search policies and hold a public forum to address the incident.the city also released a statement confirming that the tenants didn't consent to the search.aclu attorneys say their clients still are considering action against the longmont housing authority, which requested the searches.