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CMPD airport officers reach settlement in lawsuit with city

A group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers who work at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte following a lawsuit alleging they were treated unfairly.

The 14 officers sued the city in August 2013 after their department was merged with CMPD.

The officers filed the lawsuit seeking equal pay, benefits and credit for previous law enforcement experience commensurate with what other CMPD officers were offered.

A notice filed with a federal judge on Thursday said the officers had reached a settlement with the city.

An attorney for the officers declined to disclose details of the settlement until the final details of the agreement could be worked out.

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