Former Georgetown detective settles lawsuit

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A former Georgetown detective says he has
settled his lawsuit against the city after he was accused of
viewing pornography on his work computer.
In an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader, Tom Bell said
he will get $430,000, an apology and a letter of recommendation
from the city. He now works as an investigator in the state
attorney general's cyber crimes branch.
Bell was suspended without pay in June 2007 and accused of
having 34 adult pornographic videos on his computer.
Kentucky State Police determined the images were evidence in an
investigation and cleared Bell. He said Georgetown Mayor Karen
Tingle-Sames and Police Chief S. Greg Reeves had known it was
A statement from Tingle-Sames said the city's previous insurance
carrier negotiated the settlement as "a business decision."
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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