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Arkansas Chief Probation Officer's Termination Suit Settles for $32,500

Former City of Searcy, Arkansas chief probation officer Denny Bishop brought suit against the city after being terminated when he voiced opposition to allegedly discriminatory employment practices. The suit was settled out of court for $32,500.

Bishop filed the lawsuit after he was fired and subsequently applied for an open position in the probation department. Attorney Ralph Ohm of the Arkansas Public Entities Risk Management Association stated that "Mr. Bishop will be paid $32,500 from the Risk Management fund" and that "he has agreed to withdraw" his application for the open employment position.

He further stated that Bishop had "agreed not to apply for any employment at the City of Searcy during Mayor Belinda Laforce's current term" as part of the Sept. 2007 settlement agreement. See: Bishop v. LaForce, U.S.D.C. (E.D. Ark.), Case No. 4:06-cv-01621-JLH.

Source: The Daily Citizen

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