RALEIGH, North Carolina — The former interim chief of the Capitol Police in Raleigh has reached a settlement in his lawsuit against the state alleging that he was improperly fired.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1CrOpgK) that Antonio Asion reached a settlement in his lawsuit saying he should not have been fired for organizing off-duty work at a nightclub.
The Department of Public Safety last week paid $165,000 to Asion and his lawyer.
Attorney Michael C. Byrne says two judges ruled that Asion was illegally fired.
Asion was fired in 2013 for setting up a new system of off-duty work for his officers at a Raleigh nightclub that had a reputation for violence.
Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said the agency determined it was in its best interest to settle the case.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com