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Settlement reached in lawsuit over firing of Florida top cop

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Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet are settling a lawsuit filed by media organizations and others over the firing of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement chief Gerald Bailey. The lawsuit contended that Scott and Cabinet members sidestepped the state’s Sunshine Law in the way they handled Bailey’s dismissal last year. The groups that sued Scott, which include The Associated Press, asserted that the firing should have been voted on during a public meeting, but instead the firing and the…

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