Former Los Alamos police officer Brian Schamber and Los Alamos County have settled for $600,000, according to Schamber’s attorney John Day Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s very appropriate way to resolve the claim,” Day said. “Brian can start a new life.”
Day said Schamber resigned his post at LAPD. And Day said that Schamber and his family will move away from Los Alamos to an undisclosed location and begin his new career outside of law enforcement.
The suit, filed by Brian and Zina Schamber in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, contends that then-officer Scott Mills and then-Commander Randy Foster allegedly harassed Brian Schamber and tried to sabotage his law enforcement career in an attempt to eliminate him as a possible candidate to replace Police Chief Wayne Torpy.
Schambers’ suit alleged a laundry list of violations of civil and constitutional rights as well as state tort law. The various counts include unreasonable seizure, search of person, deprivation of liberty without due process, conspiracy to interfere with civil rights, false imprisonment, assault and battery, defamation, and negligent training and supervision.