Officer settles suit over ex-police chief

<p>Sam Granato</p>

Sam Granato

A Yakima police officer who claimed she was discriminated against by former Police Chief Sam Granato agrees to settle on a lawsuit.

City officials say officer Elaine Gonzalez is agreeing to settle for 180 thousand dollars -- Gonzalez was claiming former police Chief Sam Granato had left negative comments on her annual evaluation, which affected her working conditions.

The Yakima City Council approved the settlement at its meeting tonight -- that money will be paid by the city's insurer.