GREENSBORO, N.C. – The City of Greensboro has reached a settlement with James E. Hinson, Jr. who was one of dozens of Greensboro Police officers who alleged racial discrimination against the department. Hinson is a Deputy Chief within the department.
Hinson and the city reached a settlement for $25,000. The check has already been written. The lawsuit was against the City of Greensboro, Former Greensboro Police Chief David Wray, and Former Greensboro Police Deputy Chief Randall Brady.
The settlement agreement states the "Defendants deny any and all liability and that any action by them resulted in damage to Plaintiff."
It also states that the Plaintiff and Defendants "now desire to settle fully and finally all claims that have been or could be the subject of the Civil Action and any litigation or disagreement between Plaintiff on the one hand and Defendants on the other hand."
Recently the City of Greensboro also reached a tentative agreement with three former Greensboro Police officers. Former Greensboro Police Department Captain Charles Cherry, and former officers Joseph Pryor and Robert Reyes also alleged racial discrimination was happening within the department.