Idaho City Police Department Settles Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit against the Nampa Police Department in Idaho by three officers has been dismissed following a $189,000 settlement.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday, a day after the settlement was reached.

Officers Leonard Claunts, Joseph Huff and Curtis Shankel filed the lawsuit in September 2011 contending then-Chief Bill Augsburger and other administrators retaliated against them after they raised concerns about public safety and waste of taxpayer funds.

Jim Davis is an attorney representing the police department. He says the purpose of the settlement is to allow the department to move forward.