- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Portland has agreed to pay $5,000 to a former Portland Fire & Rescue manager who accused then-fire Chief Erin Janssens of grabbing him by the neck.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1SU40dn ) that as part of the settlement signed in February, Brian Alcid has agreed to drop the nearly $48,000 lawsuit he filed against Janssens in October. The agreement hadn’t been made public until this week, days after Janssens retired from her position as fire chief.

Alcid had accused Janssens of grabbing him by the neck after they got into a disagreement over the budget in 2013.

Janssens apologized to Alcid in a letter, saying she regretted how she handled their interaction.

The city found that Janssens hadn’t caused Alcid any physical pain, but was “discourteous.”


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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