The City of Denver agreed to pay $ 300,000 to a United Airlines pilot arrested on a charge of indecent exposure, which was later dropped by a judge.
Andrew Collins's lawyer, Craig Silverman, announced the agreement on Monday.
Collins, who serves in the United States Air Force, was arrested on Sept. 20, 2018 by Denver police and charged with indecent exposure to standing outside his 10th floor hotel window overlooking the terminal of [DenverInternationalAirportCollinsspentdaysinaDenvercityjailafterhisarrest
Ryan Luby, and a spokesman for the City Attorney's Office said the payment amounted to The $ 300,000 comes from an insurance policy Denver has at the airport.
"We agreed to that figure in mediation on Friday," Lyubi told NBC News.
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NBC News was referred by the Denver Police Department to a spokesman for the Denver International Airport who did not immediately return an interview request.
Silverman told NBC News Tuesday his client was unaware he could be seen when he opened the curtains of his hotel room late in the morning that September day.
Collins of Leesburg, Virginia was naked and was about to take a bath when he received a phone call, according to
"Captain Collins is circling his room and taking in the view since he was consumed by the 24-minute telephone conversation," Silverman in a March 15, 2019 Notice of Claim
After the call ended, Collins would have bathed when he was alarmed by a Denver police officer who was banging on his door and ordering him to open it.
Collins, already dressed in pants and a shirtless, opened the door and "immediately collided and rushed" the officer, according to
Witnesses at the airport told police they could see a naked man in an upstairs window at the Westin Denver International Airport.
Collins's lawyer stated that his client was unable to see anyone watching him from an airport terminal more than 100 yards away.
According to Colorado law, a person performs indecent exposure if he or she consciously exposes his or her genitals to the eyes of any person under circumstances in which such behavior was likely to cause another person's battle or anxiety with the intent to cause or satisfy the sexual desire of any person, said the complaint. While there was nudity in the case, it was not sexual, Silverman said.
"Captain Collins thought he was alone and did not see anyone," said the notice of claim. "It's not a crime to be naked in Denver. It's certainly not a crime to be naked in someone's hotel room."
Collins pleaded not guilty and a judge dismissed the charge of misconduct in March. But he was suspended for six months by United Airlines in the wake of the incident.
"Although the city of Denver may deny liability, it has now paid a price for what happened on September 20, 2018," his lawyer said in a statement.