SANTA ANA, Calif. — The former Santa Ana police chief is claiming he was forced out of the job after disclosing allegations of possible corruption and illegal activity involving city officials.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2yYhcg1 ) that Carlos Rojas who resigned from the job in May filed a lawsuit last week claiming breach of contract, constructive termination and violations of labor code.

The suit outlines uninvestigated allegations of wrongdoing by the mayor and other city officials. Among the allegations, Rojas claims that the mayor took payoffs from medical marijuana dispensaries.

A city spokeswoman says they don’t comment on pending litigation, and the newspaper couldn’t reach the mayor for comment on Tuesday.

Officials with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office say they take public corruption allegations seriously, and they have never ignored such complaints.


Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com