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Scarlet Ranch: City council refuses to pay off lawsuit alleging police misconduct

The Scarlet Ranch swingers club, which moved last year from Denver to Littleton, won't be getting an infusion of city money anytime soon. Last night, the city council narrowly rejected a $42,500 settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit alleging that in May 2010, Denver police "illegally entered, searched and seized Scarlet Ranch" and roughed up a volunteer.
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