San Francisco has agreed to pay $ 400,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former city investigator who has acted in retaliation after raising concerns that former district attorney George Gascon allegedly carried firearms on flights, which is what violated the federal law.
Henry McKenzie was released from prosecution in 2017 and sued the city in 2018 on the grounds that he had been subjected to a "pattern of retaliation and harassment" after he and other investigators raised concerns about Gascón, the federal traffic safety agency, with the federal agency for road safety, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.
McKenzie believed that Gascon violated federal law that allows peacekeepers to carry firearms while on the move as long as they claim to do so for work-related reasons. They believed that Gascon, who became the district attorney in 2012, was no longer an active official.
McKenzie told the newspaper he felt confirmed by Tuesday's unanimous vote by the board.
Max Szabo, a spokesman for Gascón, who is running for the Los Angeles Prosecutor's Office, said the former prosecutor requested that the case be brought to court so that a jury could rule on the merits of the farce, but the prosecutor did a business Decision in response to process costs. "
City attorney spokesman John Cote said it is far cheaper to settle the lawsuit than to bring it to court.