Tempe Police, City Attorney’s Office sued for $119 million

By | February 9, 2009


Andrew Ching

TEMPE, AZ — Prentice Williams has filed a complaint in the United States District Court in Phoenix. The former Arizona State University football player’s January 26 lawsuit names several Tempe City employees. Former Senior Assistant City Attorney Andrew Ching and current Assistant City Attorney Kara Stanek are among those named.

The battle between Williams, Tempe and its police department is not new. The first lawsuit was filed in 2006. It named Tempe Police Officers Mike Wallace, Matt Worbington, and Mike Warren. The instant lawsuit seeks $119 million in damages.

Williams played for the Sun Devils from 1967-1970. He is one of 27 ex-Sun Devil football players who formed the “ASU Football Club.” They defended former Arizona State coach Frank Kush in a $2.2 million civil claim filed by former Sun Devil punter Kevin Rutledge in 1981. Rutledge claimed Kush punched him after a bad kick in Arizona State’s 41-7 loss to Washington in 1978.

More information will be made available as it is obtained.

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