- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An ex-Eugene police officer has agreed to pay $50,000 to colleagues who sued him after he pleaded guilty in 2015 to using hidden video cameras to film them while they used bathrooms.

The Register-Guard reports (https://goo.gl/Ks4qUg ) a settlement between Jeffrey Argo and his victims was announced Tuesday on the eve of jury selection in a civil trial that pits the city of Eugene and its police department against five of its officers and a Gresham patrolman.

Argo is serving a seven-year prison sentence and was also named as a defendant in the $1.75 million lawsuit.

The agreement resulted in officers dismissing allegations against him in exchange for the payment and his testimony at trial.

The trial now will focus on a negligence claim that alleges the city and police broke policy by not conducting a full background check on Argo.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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