The Atlanta City Council is in executive session now debating a settlement in the federal lawsuit filed over the Atlanta Police Department's 2009 raid on the Atlanta Eagle, a gay bar on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
The council has been in a closed executive session for about 20 minutes to discuss the proposed settlement, which was reached Friday between city attorneys and attorneys for patrons and employees of the Eagle. The council is expected to vote on the settlement after the executive session ends.
The settlement resolution being considered by the council includes a $1.025 million to go into an escrow account with Lambda Legal, one of two nonprofit legal groups that joined attorney Dan Grossman in representing the Eagle plaintiffs. The Southern Center for Human Rights also joined the case.