WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- The future of a settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the city of West Point may be up in the air.
On Tuesday, the five members of the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously during a special meeting to disapprove the settlement in a lawsuit filed by former police chief Steve Bingham.
Mayor Scott Ross also disapproved of the settlement.
Bingham sued the city claiming he was removed from office because members of the board of selectmen wanted to appoint an African-American to the position.
City officials say they disapprove because they don't feel Bingham can prove the allegations he made against them.
A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit on August 27 because of a settlement agreement.
The judge did reserve the right to vacate his decision and reopen the case in the event the settlement could not be completed and further litigation was needed.