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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, St. Louis County police Sgt. Keith Wildhaber returns from a lunch break to the St. Louis County courthouse on the third day of his discrimination case against the county in Clayton, Mo.  St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with Wildhaber, a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.

Gay Missouri cop to finish career on 'my terms' after suit

Feb. 13, 2020 10:29 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County police lieutenant who was passed over for promotion 23 times said he has no plans to leave the department after he settled a discrimination lawsuit for $10.25 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Keith Wildhaber said Wednesday that he was happy with...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, St. Louis County police Sgt. Keith Wildhaber returns from a lunch break to the St. Louis County courthouse on the third day of his discrimination case against the county in Clayton, Mo.  St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with Wildhaber, a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.

Officer told to 'tone down' gayness settles suit for $10.25M

Feb. 11, 2020 8:35 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness." The agreement with Keith Wildhaber was finalized Monday, hours after St. Louis...

St. Louis County police chief announces retirement

Feb. 10, 2020 3:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police chief in St. Louis County announced Monday that he is leaving the department, months after his leadership was called into question when a gay officer was awarded $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit. Jon Belmar, 56, has led the department, one of Missouri's largest with 1,362...