One of six women who filed a lawsuit accusing a former Santa Fe police officer of harassment and the city’s former police chief of failing to take action against him has accepted a $55,000 settlement, court documents state.
Attorneys for the city and former police chief Ray Rael, and an attorney for former Officer Michael Eiskant, offered to settle with the five other women involved in the lawsuit, but those settlements haven’t been accepted. The details of those settlements were not disclosed in court records.
Eiskant could not be reached for comment, and his attorney, James Sullivan, did not return a call for comment Friday. Rael, who retired in March, said he was “out of the loop” and referred inquiries to the city.
“This is the first I hear of a settlement,” Rael said.