Chattanooga reaches settlement with fired officers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The city of Chattanooga has reached a settlement with two police officers fired after accusations of using excessive force when subduing an inmate.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( reports the City Council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to approve the settlement with Sean Emmer and Adam Cooley.

The city agreed to give the former officers back pay and $15,000 each in addition to pension contributions of $88,000 for both.

The officers won’t return to the force and agreed to drop a federal employment discrimination lawsuit against the city in which they sought $500,000.

The settlement ends a legal battle that began after the officers were called to a disturbance in 2012 involving federal inmate Adam Tatum, who suffered leg fractures and others injures when the officers subdued him.