Two old employment separation settlement agreements were apparently at the heart of several questions by a citizen and his lawyer at a recent Auburn City Council meeting.
Lawrence Wade asked the council if it had received any racial or sexual discrimination cases that involved former city police chief Paul Nadeau.
Mayor Linda Blechinger told Wade that he could make comments, but that the council would not answer questions.
Wade also had attorney Warren Sams with him and the Barrow County NAACP also had representatives present. Sams told the council he had not yet received some records about the issue that he had previously asked for. The issue apparently refers to an October 2013 employment separation settlement agreement between the city and former employee Katria Johnson. The city, through its insurance company, paid Johnson $15,000 and Johnson released the city from any pending or future claims, including an EEOC claim and any other federal or state civil rights claims.
In January this year, the city also signed an employment separation settlement agreement with Nadeau in which the former chief also agreed to not pursue any future claims against the city, including any civil rights claims.