The city of Rutland, Vermont, has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former police officer for $975,000.
The board of aldermen in the Vermont city approved the settlement with former Cpl. Andrew Todd on Monday night.
Todd was the city's only African-American officer when he served from 2003 to 2012. He claimed in his lawsuit that racism, racial profiling and cover-ups made his job unbearable.
Depositions of Rutland City police dispatchers, officers and other witnesses supported Todd's claims and also told of rogue investigations.
The Rutland Herald (http://bit.ly/1InOyb3 ) reports police Commissioner Larry Jensen said he is glad the lawsuit is over and that much has changed in the department in recent years.
Todd, now a state trooper, did not respond to an emailed request for comment.