KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A former sheriff’s deputy has settled with Whatcom County for $300,000 in a wrongful termination suit.
Deputy Paul Murphy claimed Sheriff Bill Elfo fired him in 2012 because he spoke out against Elfo’s re-election on Facebook.
His attorney Bob Butler says the settlement is not about the money.
Sheriff Bill Elfo says he did not fire Murphy because of anything he posted.
The settlement allows Murphy to resign, which Butler says will help him in future job searches.