Longview, TX — The city of Hallsville has reached a settlement with three police officers who were hired then quickly found themselves out of work as a disagreement played out between the town’s mayor and City Council.
Jose Sanchez, the Longview attorney representing the officers, said Mayor Jerri Medrano signed the settlement agreements Tuesday.
“This is great news for both sides because instead of going to the courtroom to get things resolved, everyone can now move on,” Sanchez said.
The settlement will provide four months’ pay to Lukas Reynolds, who had served as the replacement police chief, Sanchez said. Officers Shane Guthrie and Robert Perkins will receive two months’ pay each. The city also agreed to pay $2,500 in attorney’s fees.
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