The township's insurance carrier will pick up the tab to defend the police chaplain Trustee Bill Dwelle is suing, and taxpayers will foot the bill for a $5,000 deductible.
Dwelle filed the lawsuit last month contending the Rev. Thomas Fant defamed him by asking Dwelle during a township meeting last year if he was a racist. Dwelle asked the trustee board to take action against Fant at that time, but his fellow board members declined to act on the request.
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