SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – An officer who made headlines for excessive use of force allegations and a whistleblower lawsuit resigned from the Springfield Police Department at the end of 2020.
Ryan Stone and City Manager Nancy Newton signed a separation agreement on Dec. 31 ending his city employment and his whistleblower lawsuit.
As part of that agreement, which the Register-Guard obtained through a public records request, Stone got over $172,000 and is receiving free family medical, dental and vision insurance for a year.
His attorneys got nearly $78,000.
In the lawsuit, filed in April 2019, Stone alleged the city investigated him in retaliation for challenging misconduct among his Springfield Police Department colleagues and that the investigation was negligent.