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Settlement

Portage to pay $10K in police dog’s killing of dog

The city of Portage has agreed to pay $10,000 to the owners of a dog killed by a police dog that escaped from its handler. The dog, Bandit, was killed after a Portage police officer lost her grip on her Belgian Malinois police dog, Nyx's, leash during Portage’s Sept. 15 Bacon Fest.
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Records: $50K settled officer racial discrimination lawsuit

Records show a former West Terre Haute police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. Jonathan Stevens, who is black, signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolve the complaint he’d filed alleging the West Terre Haute Town Council and police chief conspired not to hire him because they allegedly said they didn’t want “his kind” working for the town.
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AG’s office secures $5.1 million dental clinic settlement

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office has helped secure a $5.1 million settlement with two dental firms accused of improperly billing Indiana Medicaid for unperformed or unnecessary dental services. The settlement, reached in conjunction with U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman in the Western District of Kentucky, resolves claims that ImmediaDent of Indiana LLC improperly billed Indiana Medicaid for dental services in its nine dental practices in Indiana.
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