PITTSBURG — The plaintiff in a 2016 federal wrongful termination suit against the City of Pittsburg has entered into a settlement agreement with the city.
According to a statement from Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall, Former Pittsburg Police Officer Tommy Leftwich agreed to a $400,000 settlement with the city’s insurance company.
According to the order dismissing the case, both parties are responsible for their own attorneys’ fees.
Leftwich was hired in 2011 and alleged that in January of 2013, he was present when a female officer shared information with him and another fellow male officer about harassment by three different supervising officers in the department. Leftwich claimed that his complaints about rampant problems in the department fell on deaf ears.
The city claimed that Leftwich was fired in 2014 due to insubordinate and unprofessional behavior.
Attempts to reach Leftwich’s attorneys for comment have been unsuccessful.
Hall said in the statement that the city is satisfied with the settlement.
— Patrick Richardson is the managing editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. He can be emailed at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @PittEditor.