Court of Appeals: Greensboro must pay ex-police chief’s legal fees

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The city must pay former Greensboro Police Chief David Wray’s legal bills, the state Court of Appeals ruled today.

Wray sued the city for more than $220,000 in legal fees, which he amassed defending himself against state and federal investigations. But a court later said the city didn’t have to pay because it has “governmental immunity.”

The appeals court’s decision reverses that. The judges voted 2-1 to make the city cover his bills, citing a 1980 city policy on paying legal bills of officers and employees.

Wray resigned 2006 at the request of then-City Manager Mitchell Johnson.

Source: News & Record

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