Another racial discrimination lawsuit involving the county Sheriff’s department was settled on Thursday.
The Tribune-Review reports that the settlement was approved by the Westmoreland County Commissioners, authorizing an $85,000 payment to end a racial discrimination case brought by 27-year-old Anna Gerald of Monroeville. She claimed that she was rejected for a job as a clerk in the warrants division of the sheriff’s office because she was black.
This marks the second such settlement in as many months for racial discrimination. Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held did not comment on the issue due to a confidentiality agreement.