Friday, the one-page federal court judgment dismissing the case stated it "has been settled or is in the process of being settled." Sloan sued the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in 2010, claiming she wasn't allowed to become a road deputy because she was told that women weren't hired for that job. She also claimed she was fired because of statements she made about that situation.
Monroe County's attorney Berkley Huskison of Columbus said the county's insurer made the decision to offer Sloan $30,000. She will not get her job back. However, Senior Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. recently tossed out her free-speech claims, but held that she could go to trial on the sex-bias issues. Sloan, who works for the West Point Police Department, was represented by Tupelo attorneys Jim Waide, Rachel Pierce and Ronnie Woodruff. Columbus attorney Ronald Roberts also represented Monroe County. The case was due to begin for a jury trial Monday before Biggers.