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Columbus to settle discrimination complaint

COLUMBUS, GA (AP) - Records show the city of Columbus has agreed to pay $26,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit against the sheriff's department, rather than fight the issue in courts.

A resolution is scheduled to come before the Columbus Council on Tuesday authorizing the mayor, city attorney, finance director and the Muscogee County Sheriff to pay $26,393.80, which includes $7,000.00 in attorney fees, to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint.

The complaint was brought by sheriff's department employee Pamela L. Brown against the department.

The resolution says the council discussed the matter and agreed to a settlement in lieu of further litigation.

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