City Council looks to approve lawsuit settlement

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Next week, the Yakima City Council will decide whether to settle a lawsuit by a former Yakima police officer. Officer Elaine Gonzales sued Yakima for four-million-dollars back in April 2009. She claims Yakima was negligent in hiring former Police Chief Sam Granato.

The city's insurance company proposed a 180-thousand dollar settlement. That would be covered by insurance, however, Yakima's deductible is 100-thousand dollars.