Atwater reaches settlement with former police officer cleared of sexual misconduct charges
ATWATER - The city of Atwater has reached a financial settlement with a former part-time police officer who was acquitted of criminal sexual conduct charges.
In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the council approved a negotiated settlement to pay Paul Schmidt $7,500 in legal fees and $15,803 for 14 months of back pay that he'd been denied after being charged in the case.
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