New Jersey Transit has agreed to pay 10 police officers $5.8 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit.
The officers, all minorities, complained that their former chief addressed them with racial slurs and refused to shake hands with one during a promotion ceremony.
Details of the settlement were announced Monday.
The former chief, Joseph Bober, was ousted from the department in 2009 after a jury found he had retaliated against a female officer who complained of sexual discrimination. The jury awarded her $1.5 million.
The Star-Ledger reports all of the plaintiffs are veterans who remain with the agency.
In a statement, NJ Transit said it has re-evaluated its policies and is committed to providing a fair and respectful work environment.