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City of Peoria Settles in Federal Lawsuit involving Peoria Police Officer

PEORIA - The city of Peoria has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving a Peoria police officer.

PEORIA - The city of Peoria has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving a Peoria police officer.

City council approved paying out $20,000 in the settlement Tuesday night.

The money is claimed toward bankruptcy proceedings.

The settlement stems from a November 2012 lawsuit Peoria police officer Donna Nicholson filed against the City of Peoria and fellow officer Jeff Wilson citing a hostile working environment and retaliation claims.

Nicholson and Wilson are involved in an ongoing legal battle in which Nicholson alleged Wilson illegally videotaped her.

In July 2013, a Peoria judge ruled against extending the stalking no contact order sought by Nicholson against Wilson the judge also lifted any restrictions against Wilson.

City officials tell us Nicholson could potentially file another federal suit and the city could potentially be on the hook to pay more money in a state case.

 

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