- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The northern Colorado city of Fort Collins has agreed to pay $425,000 to two officers who say the city police department discriminated against them based on their race and country of origin.

The Coloradoan reported (https://noconow.co/2iS1i0I ) Wednesday that the city has also agreed to implement a series of measures to address discrimination, retaliation and policy violations uncovered through an independent investigation.

Former Officer Kennyberg Araujo and current police Sgt. Francis Gonzales alleged in a lawsuit that department leaders singled out minority officers for disciplinary procedures. They also claimed Hispanic officers were passed over for promotions despite their qualifications.

Police Chief John Hutton says in a statement the department remains committed to maintaining a culture of respect and nondiscrimination.

The city says it doesn’t admit wrongdoing by settling the case.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

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