Naples council approves Sgt. Amy Young settlement

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NAPLES, Fla.- Tuesday, the Naples City Council approved a $140,000 settlement and separation agreement with Naples Police Sergeant Amy Young with a 5-2 vote.

You may remember in July, Young was involved in a deadly domestic dispute with her boyfriend and fellow Naples PD officer, Luis Monroig. Detectives identified Young as the victim, and said Monroig shot her in the face before turning the gun on himself.

Young has not returned to full duty since the shooting happened. The $140,000 would come from salary savings from vacant positions in the police department. With the approval, Young waives her right to file any lawsuits against the city. It would take effect immediately.

She could also be eligible for $42,000 a year in disability, if approved by the pension board in the future. The settlement does not get paid out until Young applies for disability and then the board must approve her disability claim.

The settlement documents say Young suffered injuries that can impact her ability to do her job effectively.

The discussion got heated as councilwoman Teresa Heitmann accused the police department of being corrupt and said she wanted a federal investigation.

She also said she didn’t understand why the city was now “trying to get rid” of Sgt. Young, and didn’t see any evidence of her disability or the need for a settlement.

Ultimately, the majority of council and the mayor decided the settlement was in the best interest of the city, the police department and Sgt. Young. The police chief also said it was a step forward as they try to move on.

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