The city of Banning has reached a $300,000 settlement with former police Chief Leonard Purvis in connection with a claim he filed alleging misconduct and retaliation by a councilman that he claimed was condoned by the city.
The settlement resolved all claims with neither party admitting any wrongful acts. Purvis agreed to waive any rights to pursue employment-related legal action.
The city provided a copy of the settlement agreement in response to a California Public Records Act Request from The Press-Enterprise.
Purvis, 44, filed the claim against Councilman Don Peterson and the city in July. On Oct. 5, he went on a voluntary paid leave and officials announced that mediation would lead to his departure.
His resignation was effective Nov. 18, according to the city.
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