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Jury awards $8.6 million in LAPD K-9 unit whistleblower retaliation suit

LOS ANGELES - For months, the two Los Angeles Police Department bloodhound handlers saw their supervisor harass their female colleague.

Over and over, they saw him try to massage her shoulders, unsolicited, and heard him make suggestive comments about her body. The supervisor often showed up to her calls, something he didn't do as much with her male counterparts.

When they complained on the woman's behalf, Officers Elliot Zibli and David Dooros suffered backlash so severe that they feared for their safety. They

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