Greensboro reaches agreement with 2 ex-officers

The Associated Press

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GREENSBORO — The city of Greensboro has reached an agreement with two former police officers who had sued over allegations of racial discrimination.

An attorney for former police Capt. Charles Cherry says the agreement is good for both sides. Jason Keith said details of the settlement are confidential.

City officials would not talk about the case.

Cherry, former officer Joseph Pryor and about 40 black and Latino officers sued Greensboro in 2009, saying they were discriminated against during the administration of former police chief David Wray, who resigned in 2006.

The city reached a $500,000 settlement with most of the officers last September. The city had spent more than $2 million in the fight against the lawsuits.

Cherry and Pryor continued their claims until a settlement conference June 18.

Keith says the settlement will not be final until the lawsuit is dismissed.

"We are working through the language and the settlement," he said.

There is a July 10 deadline to file the agreement in court.

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