Phenix City agrees to pay $150,000 to settle suit

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City has agreed to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a former police sergeant who claims she's been excluded from the department's "good-old-boy network."

Sergeant Christina Presley with Phenix City Police Dept. sued the city because she says she lost a promotion and was suspended for disobeying orders and refusing to jail a man suspected of assault with a box cutter.

Presley says she couldn't jail the man because the investigation revealed he acted in self-defense.

Officials say the department has agreed to pay $150,000 to Presley. She resigned from the department as part of the settlement.

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