The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle federal civil rights claims against the Sheriff’s Department and a deputy accused in a sexual assault involving female jail inmates. The board’s action ends one lawsuit, and another potential claim, brought by three women alleging sexual assault by Deputy Giancarlo Scotti last year at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Spokesmen for both law enforcement agencies — and the county government – declined Wednesday to comment further on the case. At least six women have been plaintiffs in lawsuits against Scotti and the department, and two are still pending in federal court, according to federal court records. In those instances, the women allege that Scotti forced them to engage in oral and vaginal sex.
Source: Los Angeles Times November 07, 2018 21:42 UTC