Former Flint mayor sues city over $4.5M judgment

FLINT (AP) -- Ex-Flint Mayor Don Williamson is suing over a demand that he pay $4.5 million awarded to police officers who claimed race was a factor in promotions to a special unit in 2006. The Flint Journal reports a status conference is Oct. 15 in U.S. District Court for the lawsuit, which also demands back wages. The city says the lawsuit is without merit and has asked that the case be dismissed. The Citizens Service Bureau was later disbanded, but not before 48 officers sued the city and Williamson in state and federal court. The case went before arbitrators, who ruled in favor of the officers and awarded them $3.8 million. The money owed grew with interest. Flint wants Williamson to pay. Williamson resigned in 2009 while facing a recall election. Published: Tue, Oct 9, 2012