Jury Awards More Than $1 Million To LAPD Sergeant

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.