By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - A former Klamath County Sheriff’s Office detective has filed a lawsuit against the county, alleging she faced retaliation after discussing the actions of Sheriff Frank Skrah with state investigators.

The sheriff was charged with nine misdemeanors after an investigation into whether he mistreated suspects. He has denied wrongdoing and remains on the job.

The detective, Geneva Lewis, says Skrah eliminated her job following her interview with state investigators.

The Herald and News reports ( ) that at least seven deputies have complained of retaliation, but Lewis is the first to file a lawsuit. She seeks $685,000 and reinstatement to her detective position.

Lewis’ husband, Steve Lewis, is running for sheriff. He says his candidacy and his wife’s allegations are unrelated.


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