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Sophia Mayor Speaks Out on Lawsuit

SOPHIA (WVVA)--- Sophia Mayor Danny Barr made it quite clear Thursday night that the town did not have to pay the rumored $600,000 settlement that was stemmed from accused racial remarks inside the Sophia Police Department.

"They are the ones that chose to settle this," said Mayor Barr about AIG settling the lawsuit in court.

"That is about as damn clear as I can make it."

This is not the first time the police department has had legal issues. Barr says they are making sure that it will not happen again.

"We just finished up with a new police policy and it covers everything. It tells you in there if you hear anyone making a racial remark and you do not report it yourself. You are gone."

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