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L.A. Now Live: Discuss Bell lawsuit, ex-Police Chief Randy Adams

September 5, 2012 |  7:55 am

The city of Bell took the unusual step Tuesday to sue its former Police Chief Randy Adams, alleging that he looked the other way when confronted with corruption in the city.

The Times' Jeff Gottlieb will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the lawsuit.

Bell, a working-class city that paid outsized salaries to top administrators, filed suit Tuesday, saying Adams owes his former employer hundreds of thousands of dollars. The city wants Adams to repay his entire $457,000 annual salary and a portion of the $20 million the city estimates it lost as a result of a corruption scandal that led to the arrests of eight former civic leaders.

The district attorney's office never charged Adams in connection to corruption scandal, a move that drew criticism by some Bell residents and others familiar with the case.