Former La Crosse police officer reaches settlement with city

The city will pay Anthony Clark $50,000 as part of the settlement

The former La Crosse Police officer who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the department is agreeing to a settlement with the city.

Tony Clark claimed the department subjected him to unwarranted internal investigations after he accused the department of race discrimination and harassment.

According to the settlement agreement, Clark will receive a total of $50,000 from the city in return for dropping the federal suit. Half of that total will go to pay Clark’s legal fees.

As part of the agreement, the city will also purge all discipline records against Clark, and Clark won’t appeal the denial of his application for disability benefits.

It also says the agreement is not an admission of guilt for the City of La Crosse. The city denies all claims.

Clark has already agreed to the settlement, but it still needs to be approved by the city council at their next meeting on Monday.