09/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Larimer County Settles Lawsuit Against Sheriff Alderden For $200,000

Larimer County officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit against Sheriff Jim Alderden brought by a former jail employee who claims she was fired in retaliation for raising allegations of racist comments made by other employees.

The tentative settlement of $200,000 with Debbra Russell, who worked for the sheriff's office for 27 years, was approved Wednesday by the county commissioners on a 2-1 vote with Commissioner Steve Johnson dissenting.

Read more on The Coloradoan