Aspen officer given $10K after resignation
March 18, 2010
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – An Aspen police officer accused of using her job to get into a Jazz festival while off-duty resigned and the city gave her $10,000 so she wouldn’t sue.
The Aspen Times reports Wednesday that documents released to the newspaper show the agreement between Valerie McFarlane and the city. McFarlane’s last day was Feb. 26.
Aspen police Chief Richard Pryor acknowledged some residents may not like the decision to give McFarlane money as part of her resignation. He declined to say why McFarlane resigned or if she was asked to do so.
McFarlane was suspended without pay for four days in September after allegations that she got VIP access for herself and friends to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival.
Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/