Former Bell Police Chief Randy G. Adams is requesting that a judge order Bell to pay legal expenses he incurred while defending himself in a civil lawsuit and corruption investigations.
Attorneys for the former chief filed a complaint against the city earlier this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court after Bell repeatedly refused to pay his expenses.
"The city would not talk to us, so we're forced to take this action," said Adams' attorney, Thomas P. O'Brien. He said Adams, who was police chief in Glendale before going to Bell, is trying to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses.
-- By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Photo: Randy Adams, atop the Glendale Police Department building before retiring. Credit: File photo.