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LMPD pays officer who shared controversial meme to drop lawsuit and retire

Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 at 11:09 PM EST
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Ryan Scanlan (Source: LMPD)
Ryan Scanlan (Source: LMPD)

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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