The workers’ compensation claim that former Paso Robles police Chief Lisa Solomon filed against the city March 13 has been withdrawn, City Manager Jim App said in an email Saturday.
Solomon resigned from her position last month after public attention swelled around her when a former officer accused her of sexual harassment and another filed a lawsuit claiming officers were required to meet illegal ticket quotas.
In her resignation letter, Solomon, 43, referred to her departure as an early retirement.
Under the California Public Employees Retirement System standards, the earliest that a retiree can start collecting benefits is age 50.
However, if a retiree proves a disability, such benefits can be collected earlier.
Additional details on when the claim was withdrawn and the circumstances around it were not available Saturday.
It’s not clear whether additional details will become available because, when Solomon initially filed the claim, App would not discuss its details because of privacy laws passed to protect employees.
Solomon previously received $250,000 in a settlement to leave her job.
Almost all of that — $230,500 — was paid as a result of damage to Solomon’s reputation, the result of the controversy that has surrounded her the past few months.
The remainder was tied to vacation hours and other leave she accrued, according to the city.
The tab the city has paid to deal with the Solomon scandal rose to $330,000 after fees for legal work and an investigation added $80,000 in costs on top of the severance paid to the former police chief.
Details of the investigation into the allegations have not been made public because of city personnel laws.