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Tiburon rejects $2 mil payout demand from shop owners in police incident

The Tiburon Town Council has rejected a $2 million payout sought by the owners of downtown clothing boutique Yema in the wake of a high-profile racially charged police confrontation at the store, and the couple is now considering filing a lawsuit against the town. Tiburon residents Yema Khalif and Hawi Awash have requested $1 million each from the town to compensate for emotional distress and loss of current and future business they say has resulted from the August incident, according to emails between the couple’s attorney, David Anderson of Mill Valley, and town officials. The emails were released to The Ark in response to a California Public Records Act request.

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