- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton has reached a settlement with a chief deputy who filed a tort claim alleging the sheriff created a hostile work environment.

KPTV-TV reports (http://goo.gl/mwbyiJ ) the agreement released Thursday says Chief Deputy Linda Yankee will retire in June 2017. Until then, she will be placed on administrative leave and given a $4,000 salary increase raising her pay to $150,000.

Yankee had filed the claim earlier this month. She accused Staton of making sexual, sexist and derogatory comments about women as well as offensive remarks about other male county workers.

Under the agreement, both sides have agreed to release one another from all claims.

Staton in a statement Thursday said he looks forward to addressing the work-related issues following an investigation by the attorney general.

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Information from: KPTV-TV, http://www.kptv.com/

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