January 18, 2012 1:34:00 PM
ABERDEEN -- A settlement has been announced between the city of Tupelo and former police recruit Latana Williams.
Williams' attorney, Jim Waide of Tupelo, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that they'd agreed Tuesday to end the action for $130,000, which includes attorneys' fees and court costs.
Williams, who is black, had accused the Tupelo Police Department of blocking her entry to the force because of her sex and race.
A federal judge threw out Williams' lawsuit against the city in 2010. An appeals court reinstated it last year.
The city contended that Williams, who later became a police officer in Grenada, was not qualified for the police department after she failed two parts of her training in 2008.
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