GREENSBORO, N.C. - A series of lawsuits from a decade ago could now cost Greensboro taxpayers $220,000. Remember former Greensboro Police Chief David Wray? He resigned in 2006 after about 40 black officers sued accusing him of discriminating against them.
Wray paid two hundred twenty thousand dollars for his own defense against the claims. All of the lawsuits ended up getting dismissed. And now Wray wants the City of Greensboro to pay for those legal fees... and today the case was heard by the State Supreme Court.
The city's attorneys say it's up to the city manager to decide if taxpayers will cover legal fees of an employee or former employee. Over the years two different city managers have denied Wray's request to have his legal fees paid.
It could take 6 to 9 months before the court decides.