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Colfax council okays settlement


January 30, 2020

After a 15-minute executive session Jan. 21, Colfax city council members re-convened and approved a settlement sum offer of up to $85,000 for alleged damages sustained by Chief Rick McNannay as a result of his firing and subsequent re-hiring last year.

McNannay was placed on administrative leave with pay in October of 2018 and then fired in January of last year for alleged "dishonesty" in hiring practices of officers. He appealed his dismissal to the city Civil Service Board, and they later ruled in his favor even before a formal civil service hearing was conducted.

After the board's ruling...

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