SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A city in southwestern Michigan has agreed to settle discrimination claims filed by three female police officers.
The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports (http://bit.ly/QpS9bq ) that city officials in South Haven announced this week that the officers each settled for $75,000. The officers claimed that the working climate was hostile to women while working under a former chief. City officials denied the claims.
Two settled earlier and a third settled recently. Police Chief Tom Martin says this will allow for "a new chapter of leadership" at the department.
Two of the officers still work for the department. A third retired earlier this year and the city agreed to pay credits for her state retirement fund.
Information from: The Herald-Palladium, http://www.heraldpalladium.com