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LAPD cop wins $3.12 mil in retaliation case

By Bill Hetherman
City News Service

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police officer who alleged he was retaliated against for reporting racial remarks and theft by a supervisor was awarded $3.12 million today by a jury.

Robert Hill, 48, who is white, claimed he was transferred to another station and given an inferior work assignment because he told supervisors in 2004 that Newton Division Sgt. Gilbert Curtis was making racist statements about blacks and Latinos and had taken money from the Explorer fund, a police ride-along program for teenagers.

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