“We conclude that policemen, like teachers and lawyers, are not relegated to a watered-down version of constitutional rights.”
-Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) 385 U.S. 493
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November 2014 – Three Strikes and the Disciplinary System is Out
Or at least it should be. Then again, maybe a better metaphor would be three strikes and its life imprisonment away from us. A third LAPD captain is suing the Department alleging retaliation for failing to terminate an officer at a Board of Rights. Let’s recap this. There are now three separately filed lawsuits filed against the Department for the same thing. Three separate former Board of Rights members whose jobs under the City Charter are to provide an accused officer with a “full, fair, and impartial hearing before a Board of Rights” have had to sue because they believed they should follow the law and not bow to pressure to rubber stamp the Chief’s disciplinary decisions and as a result, they were retaliated against by the Department. [Full article]
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