Los Angeles has been ordered to pay more than $1 million in damages to a police officer who claimed he faced retaliation for reporting misconduct by his boss.
The Los Angeles Times says a jury ruled Tuesday in favor of Sgt. James Abbate.
The Times says the Police Department and the city attorney’s office declined comment, citing a possible appeal.
Abbate’s lawsuit claims he suffered retaliation after reporting that Capt. Ruben De La Torre failed to pay tolls during his commutes to work on a stretch of state Route 91.
De La Torre resigned last year in the midst of an LAPD internal investigation.