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St. Louis County reaches $10M settlement over discrimination case

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St. Louis County yesterday agreed to a $10.25 million settlement over a workplace discrimination case.

A jury last year awarded Lt. Keith Wildhaber nearly $20 million after hearing testimony that commanders passed him over for promotion 23 times. Wildhaber, who is gay, also allegedly was retaliated against for filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The settlement came the same day St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announced he's retiring after six years in the leadership role.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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