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Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 02:00 p.m.

The closed session agenda item for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to decide, whether or not, to approve an undisclosed settlement amount to end a lawsuit filed by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy, has reportedly now been postponed.

County Supervisors were originallly scheduled to consider a tentative settlement with Travis Bauer on August 23. That meeting has now apparently been moved to August 6. A date after the August 1 deadline spelled-out in the settlement agreement.

The decision will be announced following the board’s regular closed session.

Controversy started over the settlement, which was apparently agreed to by county lawyers and sheriff’s officials, without any formal discussion with the Board of Supervisors. The board must approve any settlement.

One, of several, catalysts to the settlement was recent incredible testimony and evidence presented before a civil service commission hearing officer that proved devastating to the county. Evidence in the form of multiple links to “youtube” videos, contained within Sheriff’s Department emails, that were mocking Bauer.

It seems county supervisors gained most of their knowledge of the legal situation from what they had gleaned from blogs.

More information surrounding the case is expected to surface in the coming weeks and months.

To read more about the case click the following links:

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County Supervisors in the dark on Sheriff lawsuit

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Sheriff’s Department conduct results in costly settlement with fired deputy

The term “Banana Republic” comes to mind.

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