WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A Delaware State Police officer has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit against former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner for $90,000.
Attorneys for Master Cpl. Timothy Shockley announced the settlement of his federal lawsuit on Friday.
Shockley filed the lawsuit in 2006, claiming that he was improperly denied a promotion and barred from becoming head of Minner's security unit in 2003 because she wanted a less-qualified female trooper to lead the team.
A federal appeals court last year rejected Minner's claim that she was entitled to immunity from the suit as an elected official.
That ruling came after federal district court judge previously refused to dismiss the lawsuit against the former two-term Democrat in 2010.
A lawyer for Minner did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment