LAFAYETTE, La. (The Advertiser) — Former Lafayette Police Department Chief Toby Aguillard received $70,000 to resign from his job Monday after initially saying he would fight a firing by new Mayor-President Josh Guillory.

Aguillard was asked by Guillory on Dec. 12 to resign and told he would be fired when the new mayor-president took office Monday. A settlement agreement with the new mayor-president released by Lafayette Consolidated Government on Friday revealed that Aguillard agreed to leave his position at LPD for $70,000, more than half his annual salary.

Aguillard was not immediately available for comment Friday afternoon.

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