Missouri County Reaches $10.25m Settlement With Officer Told to ‘Tone Down’ His ‘Gayness’

St. Louis County, Missouri, agreed to pay out a $10.25 million settlement to a police lieutenant who said he was ordered to “tone down” his “gayness” and was passed over for a promotion 23 times.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the agreement between the county and Keith Wildhaber was finalized on Monday, within hours of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar’s retirement announcement after six years of being on the job.

County officials said they were unsure how much of the settlement would be covered under insurance policies and how much would be paid for by the taxpayers. But county officials did say the settlement money would not come out of the Proposition P public safety tax. (Read more from “Missouri County Reaches $10.25m Settlement With Officer Told to ‘Tone Down’ His ‘Gayness’” HERE)

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