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Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Attorney Comment Regarding Carter v. City of Abilene Verdict

Abilene City Attorney Stanley Smith has issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict in the Carter v. City of Abilene lawsuit:

“The City of Abilene respects today’s verdict by the jury in the Chad Carter v. City of Abilene lawsuit. As the current City Attorney, my office will evaluate the verdict rendered by the jury and will respond as may be appropriate. Complying with all laws applicable to the City of Abilene is of paramount importance to the City Council, City Administration and the City Attorney’s office. The city employees involved in making management decisions at the time of Mr. Carter’s employment are no longer employed with the City of Abilene. The City of Abilene is committed to and places priority upon the health, safety and welfare of its residents in all matters.”

Stanley Smith, Abilene City Attorney

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