News Release - City Releases Details Regarding Settlement with Former Police Chief

City of Rochester

News Release

(Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022) – The City of Rochester today released details about its legal settlement with La’Ron D. Singletary.

The settlement negotiations were finalized in December 2021, during the previous mayoral administration. The stipulation discontinuing the action was signed on Jan. 28, and filed on Feb. 25, 2022.

In the settlement, the City agreed to pay La’Ron Singletary $75,000, and provide health insurance benefits consistent with those he would have received through retirement. There were no non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements tied to the settlement. The settlement does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing on the part of the City.

It will not be the policy of the Evans administration to require media representatives to file FOIL requests to obtain details of legal settlements.


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