Snohomish County to pay 4th settlement over ex-prosecutor

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a fourth discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee who accused a former county prosecutor of inappropriate behavior. The Daily Herald reports the Snohomish County Council authorized the settlement Monday to end the lawsuit brought by former Deputy Prosecutor Dana Bittinger. Her lawsuit echoes allegations made by other former employees claiming Mark Roe spoke and acted inappropriately while serving as the county’s top prosecutor from 2009 until his retirement in 2018. The settlement with Bittinger brings the amount of county payouts to the former employees to more than $1.3 million.