Lake Stevens' agrees to pay $325K settlement to sergeant

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — The city of Lake Stevens is paying $325,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a police sergeant who alleged sexual harassment and retaliation.

The Daily Herald reports that 46-year-old Julie Jamison agreed to resign and waived her right to future legal claims against the city and former chief Randy Celori as part of the agreement.

Jamison said that during an internal investigation of her claims, she was told to work from home, instead of the man she accused. She said she was also given extra work, a negative performance review and reassigned to a less desirable job.

The city admitted no wrongdoing.

Jamison's attorney is getting $100,000 of the settlement money. Jamison says she has donated some of her share to nonprofits in Snohomish County that serve children, including the Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, which provides resources for child abuse victims.