An attorney for the Metro Gang Strike Force Advisory Board has reached an agreement with the state Department of Public Safety to pay the department $225,000 for the costs of its investigation of the Strike Force and expenses related to shutting down the discredited anti-gang unit.
The advisory board was expected to vote on the proposed settlement Wednesday.
Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion had originally sought $293,978.
In a memo to the advisory board, Kori Land, the Strike Force board's attorney, said that Campion's request included "many justified costs and expenses." The payout's source will be a fund of more than $1 million from cash and property seizures, mostly connected to drug raids. Campion permanently shut down the Strike Force in July.