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Newport Beach Police Settle Lawsuits Brought by Former Officers

The city will pay out close to $1 million.

The city settled a lawsuit brought by three former Newport Beach Police Department officers who said they were retaliated against after complaining about the promotion process. Patch file photo.
The city settled a lawsuit brought by three former Newport Beach Police Department officers who said they were retaliated against after complaining about the promotion process. Patch file photo.

Two lawsuits filed by three former Newport Beach Police Department officers who claimed they were retaliated against for complaining about how promotions were handed out have been settled for nearly $1 million, a city official said today.

Under the settlement, the city's excess insurance carrier will pay $600,000 and the city $350,000, said public information manager Tara Finnegan.

“While the city disagrees with the former police officers' allegations, its excess insurance carrier (the city's partner in the litigation) determined that it is more economical to end the litigation at this time rather than incur additional legal fees through trial,” Finnegan said.

--City News Service

Tom Holleman February 15, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Only In The NBPD...
Chip Long February 15, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Every year there seems to be a lawsuit against the police department from police officers. I say where there is smoke there is fire and we have a serious internal problem with our police force that is costing the tax payers millions of dollars.
ace February 17, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Govt Gone WILD.. And iam sure the person in question Will still be getting their HUGE PUBLIC PENSION. The system will implode it is only a matter of time the taxpayers cant afford the PUBLIC SERVANTS...
ace February 17, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Sounds like a pretty good scam.. File a lawsuit against the city"Taxpayers" and you know they will roll over and pay on any lawsuit because "it will cost them too much to defend themselves (taxpayers)". What will stop anyone in the past from doing the same thing. Iam sure the lawyers & Public servants are all ready lining up for this Gig. Govt gone WILD....
Mark Adams February 19, 2014 at 02:04 PM
This PD is ineffective and out of touch. They're worried about more DUI stops but can't seem to stop burglaries unless a resident calls it in The Dover detour is a debacle. When the kids get out of school traffic can back up a mile No police presence at all Guess they're too busy chasing all the major crime we have here Whoever deploys officers does an incredibly poor job of it!

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