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Former Officers File Appeal Against Greensboro In Discrimination Lawsuit

6:40 PM, Jan 17, 2014   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two former police officers are appealing a judge's dismissal of their discrimination claims again the city of Greensboro. 

The city's attorney, S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan confirms the city's outside attorneys received notices of appeal from the attorney of former officers, Charles Cherry and Joseph Pryor.

"Mr. Cherry and Mr. Pryor have the right to appeal Judge Thomas Schroeder's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit," said Shah-Khan.  "However, the City of Greensboro is confident that the Fourth Circuit will agree with Judge Schroeder's decision in the case, and hold that neither Mr. Cherry or Mr. Pryor could prove their claims against the City."

WFMY News 2 has reached out to the attorney of Cherry and Pryor and is waiting to hear back.

Judge Thomas Schoreder said Charles Cherry and Joseph Pryor did not have enough evidence to move forward in a lawsuit in December. Their claims were connected to lawsuits filed against the city years ago by current and former police officers. David Wray was the police chief at the time.

In September, the city reached a settlement in three of those eight lawsuits for $500,000. About a month before the city decided to settle, a spokesperson said the city spent about $2.1 million on the lawsuits.

Cherry and Pryor opted not to settle. Officials fired both of the former officers in 2010.

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