Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier reaches settlement with former Gov. Robert Bentley

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(WIAT) —  Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier tells CBS 42 that the three year battle with former Governor Robert Bentley was settled last month. Collier will effectively retire as chief of police on July 30, until then he will be on medical leave. During the three years, Alabama has paid over $300,000 in legal fees for the former governor. 

We reached out to former Governor Bentley’s lawyer, who only represents Bentley and former Secretary Stabler, for comment and received the following statement:

The case has settled. The parties have not yet filed a dismissal in court but anticipate doing so soon. Due to confidentiality issues, I can’t speak to any details of the settlement. The settlement does not represent an admission of liability or wrongdoing by anyone involved, and my clients continue to deny the allegations made against them.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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