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Bell Police Sergeant Who Says He Was Forced To Retire To Receive $400K In Settlement

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A police sergeant from the city of Bell who claims he was forced to retire after reporting corruption has been given his job back.

James Corcoran is also expected to receive $240,000 in lost wages and $160,000 in attorney’s fees as part of a settlement.

Retired U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian served as mediator in the settlement which was approved by the Bell City Council last Wednesday.

Corcoran, 59, claims that former Police Chief Randy Adams retaliated against him when he reported allegations of voter fraud, unlawful seizures and illegal selling of building permits.

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