Former police officer awarded $8,000 in EEOC settlement

A former Jonesboro police officer agreed to settle a dispute with the Jonesboro Police Department out of court, according to documents filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The city council approved a measure Tuesday night, allowing the city to pay John Manz $8,000. Manz filed a complaint with the EEOC, but "the contents of the Conciliation Agreement and all discussions and/or correspondence associated with such Agreement are confidential and shall not be disclosed by either Respondent or EEOC, except that Respondent will post the Notice required by Section D of this Conciliation Agreement," according to the EEOC document.

As part of the settlement, Manz agreed not to sue the Jonesboro Police Department. The police department agreed to comply with all legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The department also agreed to provide training to all employees, supervisors and managers on the ADA within 180 days.

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