$2 million claim filed against city in alleged rape

TACOMA – The woman who says David Brame raped her in 1988 – 13 years before he became Tacoma’s police chief – has asked the city to pay her $2 million because officials didn’t pass along her allegation to an outside agency. Sylvia Boskovich, who alleges Brame attacked her in his home after they’d had dinner, recently filed a claim with the city, saying she learned through the aftermath of Brame killing his wife, Crystal, and himself on April 26, 2003, how her rights had been denied. In her claim, usually the first step toward a lawsuit, Boskovich says the city and the police department conspired to obstruct justice and violated her federal right to due process and access to the courts. The city has 60 days to respond to the claim.

The News Tribune

Three Florence men were rescued from the Pacific Ocean about 20 miles off the southern Oregon coast after their fishing boat sank Friday night. The crew radioed for help at 11:45 p.m., saying their 39-foot vessel, the Scotty, was taking on water. The Coast Guard dispatched three motor lifeboats and a helicopter from stations in Newport and Depoe Bay. The helicopter crew found the men, but was not immediately able to hoist them from the water because the helicopter was already too heavy. The pilot jettisoned a portable water pump and dumped fuel to allow for the rescue.

Associated Press

In an effort to reverse a disciplinary trend involving disproportionate numbers of black students in the Bremerton School District, educators say they’re committed to making changes such as offering teachers diversity training and hiring more minority staff. During the past year, black students were involved in 31 percent of disciplinary incidents at Bremerton High School, although they make up 10 percent of the student population. Superintendent Bette Hyde said the numbers are troublesome. She met with members of the Black Student Union to discuss possible reasons for the discrepancy and explore solutions. Hyde gave the board a list of proposed and current changes such as monthly parent-teacher meetings; diversity training for staff; monitoring discipline records, student achievement and attendance; and increasing the number of minority staff members.

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