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MOUNT VERNON — A lawsuit filed against the city of Mount Vernon and two high ranking police officers has been settled.

An agreement has been reached between the city of Mount Vernon and Andrew Barber after Barber claimed he was bullied into selling his Jeep to Sgt. Robert “Kit” Morgan while the vehicle was in the city’s impound lot.

Barber was awarded $5,000 after negotiations with the city that took about three weeks from the day the suit was filed in Knox County Common Pleas Court. The settlement documents explicitly state the city accepts no wrongdoing in the matter.

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