Settling a damage claim filed by former Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada will cost the city $750,000.
Quezada, 48, retired Monday about two months after the Anaheim Police Association overwhelmingly cast a vote of no confidence against him. Quezada filed a claim against the city around the same time, citing “intolerable” working conditions.
The claim accused the city of damaging Quezada’s reputation by failing to discipline an officer who made what the chief said were unfounded accusations about him and and another department official, the Orange County Register reported Thursday.
The settlement stipulates that neither the city nor Quezada is admitting fault, and Quezada gives up any right to further claims or future employment with the city, according to a copy of the settlement that was reviewed by the Register.
The total payment includes $250,000 to address the former chief’s claim of economic harm and $500,000 for other damages and legal fees, the Register reported.
—City News Service
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