The Fort Worth City Council approved an additional $250,000 Tuesday to fight a 2019 whistleblower lawsuit brought by former police chief Joel Fitzgerald. The city initially allocated $250,000 to hire an outside law firm in February, but according to a resolution approved the council Tuesday, the firm, Carter Arnett, has only has around $60,000 left. The council approved the resolution by an 8-1 vote with District 8 council member Chris Nettles dissenting.
The city has now spent $500,000 to fight Fitzgerald in court.
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