Harris County will pay $400,000 to a sheriff's deputy for transferring him to less desirable duty because he would not shave, while it will pay $167,500 to the family of a woman who died in the county jail.
Commissioners Court approved the payments Tuesday to settle lawsuits against the Harris County Sheriff's Office. It also settled a third lawsuit against the sheriff by agreeing to pay $31,450 to a former human resources manager who accused her supervisor of sexual harassment. The county does not acknowledge wrongdoing in any of the cases.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The relative value of torts according to Harris County commissioners court
From the Houston Chronicle: