THUNDER BAY -- The nearly $200,000 legal bill for former police chief J.P. Levesque was picked up by the city.
City officials issued a news release on Thursday, confirming it spent $198,826 in legal fees for Levesque's defence against criminal charges of obstructing justice and breach of trust.
Levesque's contract provided indemnification against wrongful allegations, the city said.
The charges were dismissed by Superior Court Justice Bonnie Warkentin earlier this year after the case went to trial.
Dougall Media had filed a freedom of information request seeking the amount of the legal costs. The city's 30-day response period would have closed on Friday.