Everett mulls $45,000 settlement in bikini barista video case

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - An Olympia man may get a $45,000 check from the city of Everett to settle a case about public records requests for surveillance videos showing bikini baristas engaging in illegal activity.

The Daily Herald reports that the Everett City Council on Wednesday will consider a settlement that city attorneys have negotiated with Arthur West.

West filed a lawsuit after police denied his request for the barista videos in 2014.

As part of the settlement, West offered not to publish any of the videos unless they contain images of public officials engaged in misconduct.

The videos were part of a 2013 investigation into public corruption and prostitution at bikini espresso stands in Everett and other areas of Snohomish and King counties. Three people have pleaded guilty to felonies in the case.

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