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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Sergeant Fired After Criticizing “War on Drugs,” Now Reinstated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2009

SEATTLE, WA — A Mountlake Terrace police sergeant who was fired after publicly criticizing the “war on drugs” has reached an $812,500 settlement in a lawsuit he filed against the city and police department, among others. Under the settlement, Sergeant Jonathan Wender has been reinstated on the force and is eligible to receive back pay and full retirement benefits.