SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The city of Springfield settled a lawsuit filed by former police officer Ryan Stone as part of a separation agreement.
The city agreed to pay Stone $250,000. The city said this will also cover attorney fees. Stone will also have one year of medical and dental insurance. However, the city barred him from working in any department of city government. He also agreed to cooperate with any lawsuits filed against the city that he's named in.
Stone sued the city for $475,000 after the Springfield Police Department placed him on suspension. He claimed this was in retaliation for two traffic stops he made in 2018 that resulted in claims of police brutality and excessive force.
Earlier this month, the city of Springfield settled a separate lawsuit filed by Jubal Chaplin and Caleb Beecham for $150,000. The two were involved in those 2018 traffic stops. Each alleged Stone used excessive force that resulted in injuries.
In both lawsuits, the city said it settled to save time and money in court.
Stone signed this separation agreement on Dec. 31, 2020, and the contract went into effect the following day.