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James Royal is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for retaliation. (Surfside News File Photo)
Joe Coughlin, Publisher
11:51 am PDT June 11, 2019

A lawsuit filed June 6 claims the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department retaliated against a whistle-blowing member of the department in the wake of the Malibu Creek State Park murder of Tristan Beaudette.

Law firm McNicholas and McNicholas represents Lt. James Royal — formerly of the Malibu/Lost Hills Station and a constant face in the community — in the government claim that seeks an undetermined monetary sum for professional, financial and emotional damage resulting from the retaliation.