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San Diego Officers Apologize for 'Frivolous' Lawsuits

December 22, 2010  | 

The new attorney for the San Diego Police Officers Association says officers are sorry for two lawsuits against the city he deemed "frivolous." The lawsuits from the union, along with a third, have resulted in the city spending $8.6 million for legal defense and have made the association the city's most expensive legal rival, reports KPBS.

The POA, in turn, has filed a malpractice suit against their former attorney, Gregory Petersen of Orange County.

According to the report:

One of the three cases brought by the POA was to force the city to pay officers for time spent putting on uniforms and protective gear and answering work-related emails.

Another case accused then-City Attorney Michael Aguirre of bribery and extortion related to contract negotiations, and sought his removal from office. A third suit was a spinoff of the second; both alleged that the city's underfunding of the pension violated police officers' constitutional rights.

Read the full story at KPBS.org.


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