Swisher County Lawsuit Settled

AMARILLO -- A lawsuit against a former Swisher County Sheriff, and three other plaintiffs has been settled.

According to court documents the claims against County Judge Harold Keeter and current Sheriff Burnie Wells has been dropped.

The claims against former Sheriff Emilio Benavidez and the county have been settled out of court.

Two employees of the county filed the suit claiming unwanted sexual advancements from Benavidez.

Shortly after the suit was filed last year Benavidez was charged with official oppression and turned himself into the Randall County Sheriff's Department.

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