Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement With St. Louis Police Chief Finalist Includes Forced Retirement

ST. LOUIS — One of the only two finalists for St. Louis chief of police has settled a discrimination lawsuit with the city, which includes a forced retirement and withdrawal of his application for the top cop, according to sources familiar with the agreement.

The City of St. Louis will also pay Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole about $162,000, and he has withdrawn his application for police chief, released the city from any and all claims, waived his reemployment rights with the city and will not seek or accept any employment with the City of St. Louis, according to the sources.

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