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Former police chief reaches settlement with city

March 8, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An ousted police chief agreed not to take legal action against a Wyoming city or its insurer if the city allowed him to buy out his retirement.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the terms of the settlement, which were released Wednesday, say former Casper Police Chief Jim Wetzel cannot sue the city or the Wyoming Association of Risk Management for any alleged damages that occurred as a result of his claim that he was wrongfully terminated from the city.

The agreement also states the city is allowing Wetzel to make a service purchase into the Wyoming Retirement System.

City Manager Carter Napier confirms both parties have agreed to the settlement.

Casper officials refuse to provide a direct reason for Wetzel’s departure last May and the city’s lawyers have rejected the Star-Tribune’s requests for documents related to the investigation.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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