Shortly after going on a fishing trip with then-Undersheriff Paul Tanaka in June 2013, Capt. Chuck Antuna was transferred to a job that increased his daily commute by hundreds of miles.
In the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, such a transfer is commonly known as “freeway therapy.”
Antuna sued the county and then-Sheriff Lee Baca, alleging that Baca transferred him because of his support for Tanaka, who planned to run for sheriff against Baca.
On Tuesday, Antuna was among eight sheriff’s officials awarded a total of $800,000...