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Cleveland Officer Can Sue City for Wrongful Suspension Over Facebook Posts

June 25, 2015  | 

A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit filed against the city of Cleveland by a police sergeant who claims he was wrongfully suspended for Facebook posts he made about the 2012 police chase and fatal shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko, in an order issued Monday, wrote that Sgt. Johnny Hamm has a "plausible claim for deprivation" of his right to due process, if what Hamm alleges is true. Boyko wrote that the complaint over the Facebook posts was lodged by police Chief Calvin Williams and decided at a disciplinary hearing that was also presided over by the chief, reports Cleveland.com.

"These allegations raise the claim, beyond the speculative level, that Plaintiff was denied a meaningful hearing due to the bias and/or conflict of interest of the supervisory official, Chief of Police, Calvin D. Williams," Boyko wrote.

Boyko's order denied the city's request to toss the suit.


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kevCopAz @ 6/27/2015 10:35 AM

Agreed! That Chief is an idiot, ever heard of conflict of interest or look of impropriety? On the other hand LEOs need to think twice about posting things on line if its obvious that you are a cop. Not only is it dumb and not worth it, but I wonder why ANY LEO would want ANYONE to know that they are cops on social media. These days thats inviting everything from being hacker to being harassed. Think people stop letting these silly machines run and or ruin your life!

DEADMAN @ 6/27/2015 6:07 PM

He is just a tool of the mayor,every word he say comes right out of the mayor's mouth.,the last one wasn't any better.

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