- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who testified against her colleagues in a jail abuse scandal will receive nearly $1.3 million to settle her retaliation lawsuit.

The Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/2qB7RGF ) says the Board of Supervisors approved the settlement Tuesday.

Tara Adams was a witness in the trial of sheriff’s officials charged with trying to hide an FBI informant from his handlers during a probe of abuse in the jail system.

Adams testified that she refused requests to remove the inmate from the jail booking system.

Adams filed a federal lawsuit alleging that officials threatened her and denied her promotion because she refused to help hide him.

The federal investigation led to the convictions or guilty pleas of 10 sheriff’s employees, including former Sheriff Lee Baca.


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