Yakima sheriff’s deputy reinstated after 8 years



YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A fired Yakima County sheriff’s deputy who was reinstated after an eight-year legal battle is being re-trained to return to duty.

KAPP reports both Deputy Jan Bartleson and Sheriff Ken Irwin are working to rebuild a professional relationship.

Irwin fired Bartleson in 2003 after doctors told him she was suffering too much stress for active duty. She says some of the information used against was false.

After an arbitrator’s decision and state appeals court ruling, Bartelson is getting her job back with back pay up to $500,000.


Information from: KAPP-TV, http://www.kapptv.com/