WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Three current and one former West Point police officers Monday morning settled their claims of race discrimination.
Their claims were against the black majority Board of Selectmen of West Point.
The settlement happened immediately before jury selection was to begin.
According to a release from the defense attorney's office, former West Point Police Captain Romelle Matthews claimed he was fired because he filed an EEOC charge because he was harassed for showing loyalty to a fired former West Point police chief.
The release also states that Officer Tim Campbell and Officer Jeremy Dubois were denied a promotion because of race.
The lawsuit also stated that Officer Jesse Anderson was transferred because of his opposition to what he claimed was a race-based arrest policy.
WTVA.com tried to contact the West Point city attorney, but was unable to reach him for comment on the settlement.
WTVA.com spoke with defense attorney Jim Waide, who said that in accordance with the agreement of the settlement, no details of the settlement are to be disclosed.