Ex-Anaheim Police Chief Walks Away With $750,000 Settlement

On Tuesday, City News reported that Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada was stepping down from the job. Now we know it’s part of an agreement that will cost the city $750,000

The payout settles allegations that Quezada was subjected to “intolerable” working conditions. Quezada faulted the city for failing to reprimand an officer who made baseless allegations against him and a department captain. $250,000 will go toward economic losses sustained as a result of Quezada’s damaged reputation. $500,000 will go toward other damages and attorney fees.

“This settlement is in the best interest of all involved,” said city spokesman Mike Lyster. “It sets aside a claim brought by our former chief and reflects compensation he could have seen before becoming eligible for retirement.”


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