A former Kern County Public Defender’s office investigator is suing the county and several top public defenders alleging he was wrongly fired after he demanded overtime pay and blew the whistle on a deputy public defender who — he said — told a witness to lie. A complaint filed on behalf of David Brown in…

A former investigator for the Kern County Public Defender’s Office claims he was wrongfully terminated because he demanded overtime pay and blew the whistle on a deputy public defender who asked a witness to lie. “We want the public to know why he was terminated,” said attorney Gabriel Godinez, who filed the suit against the…