City of Greensboro reaches settlement with James Hinson


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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro has reached a settlement with Greensboro Police Department Deputy Chief James E. Hinson Jr.

Hinson was one of several officers who alleged racial discrimination against the department.

The city reached a $500,000 settlement in September 2013 in multiple lawsuits involving several officers who filed a series of federal lawsuits accusing the city of racial discrimination in the mid-2000s.

The settlement between Hinson and the city pays Hinson $25,000.

The settlement agreement says the city will make no admission of liability.

“It is understood that this Release does not constitute and is not to be construed as an acknowledgement of liability or responsibility on the part of any Released Party,” the agreement reads.

The settlement, according to the agreement, was solely for the purpose of terminating the controversy between the parties and to “avoid the expense and inconvenience of litigation.”

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