Sheriff’s lieutenant alleges promotion handled unfairly

Leadership dispute at Lost Hills

Jennifer Seetoo

Lt. Jennifer Seetoo, the onetime acting captain of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging that she suffered sexual harassment, gender discrimination and other retaliation at the hands of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his staff.

Seetoo, a 22-year veteran of the department, filed the lawsuit Jan. 27 in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Her complaint alleges that Villanueva and other high-ranking officia...

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