HIGH POINT — A High Point city councilman says he will pay a judgment of more than $32,000 he owes the city in a federal court case.
The High Point Enterprise reports that Councilman Foster Douglas told reporters that he plans to speak with his fellow council members to resolve the debt.
The brothers filed a lawsuit accusing the city of civil rights violations in policing a nightclub they owned. A federal judge ruled in 2003 that the Douglases had no evidence to support their claims and ordered them to pay the city's cost of defending itself.
Since that ruling, the amount owed has grown to $32,216.35 with interest.
The city has tried twice to collect the judgment, but not since Douglas was elected to the Ward 2 council seat in 2008.