VA Librarian to be Refunded Legal Fees in Perfume Tiff
Neva White, of the Virginia Beach library was acquitted of attacking another worker at her library and reimbursed the nearly $2,000 fee she spent to defend herself. Since 1984, Virginia law has allowed local governments to pay an employee's legal costs if he is charged with a crime in the line of duty and found not guilty or if the charges are dismissed.
This is the first time a librarian has requested a legal fee reimbursement, said a city attorney. The cause of the dust-up? ...an alleged incident on Oct. 11, in which Kilsa Carmona accused White of grabbing her arms and demanding "that I tell her whether I'm wearing any perfume," according to a criminal complaint.