LMPD pays officer who shared controversial meme to drop lawsuit and retire
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Police Department has reached a settlement agreement with a detective who sued after he was disciplined for sharing a controversial meme on Facebook.
LMPD will pay Ryan Scanlan more than $22,000.
In return, he agreed to retire from the force immediately, and not take further legal action against LMPD.
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Scanlan was suspended and demoted in 2016 after sharing the controversial post some called racist and insensitive.
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