- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has reached a $300,000 settlement with a Houma Police sergeant who claimed he was unfairly demoted in 2012.

Last July, a federal jury ruled that Kyle Faulk should have received $350,000 in punitive and compensatory damages, but the parish appealed and damages were reduced in December to $45,000.

Faulk contested the lower amount in a second trial in April and was awarded $250,000 in damages, but the parish indicated it would appeal.

Instead, The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1FZhvFr) a settlement was reached Tuesday.

Faulk sued Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis and the parish for assigning him to the uniformed car patrol after he disagreed with legislation that continued to keep the police chief position out of civil service protection.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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