By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

City, McNannay reach settlement; chief resigns


March 26, 2020

The City of Colfax and Police Chief Rick McNannay reached a settlement on his pending lawsuit March 16, which included an $85,000 payment from city funds and the chief’s resignation.

“He resigned and retired,” said Mayor Jim Retzer.

The lawsuit was for $5.2 million in damages related to wrongful termination. A separate claim was for $250,000 for alleged damages to McNannay’s wife.

The $85,000 represents money paid specifically from the City of Colfax.

“I am not at liberty to say anything beyond that,” said Retzer, who started as mayor after McNannay’s firing, reinstatement a...

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