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Calif. Deputy Filed Free Speech Suit Against Sheriff
July 17, 2012
A Trinity County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy reprimanded by his superiors for writing letters to the editor of the community's weekly newspaper has filed a federal lawsuit against the county, its sheriff's office, and Sheriff Bruce Haney.
Texas Deputy Claims Wrongful Termination
May 22, 2012
A former Wood County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy has sued the department, claiming she was fired after reporting incidents involving male deputies and supervisors committing acts of violence, alcoholism, and malfeasance.
Video: Ohio's 'Kissing Cop' Claims Discrimination
May 7, 2012
The former Delaware County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with former Sheriff Walter Davis filed a discrimination complaint against the department this week.
Officer Sues Capitol Police for Restricting Duties
April 30, 2012
A Capitol Police officer has filed suit against the department for restricting her duties and challenging her fitness for the job following the suicide of her husband.
N.Y. Deputy Sues Agency for $50M Over Topless Photos
April 19, 2012
A Jefferson County (N.Y.) Sheriff's deputy claims in a $50 million lawsuit that a male detective took topless photos of her for an investigation and can no longer find the photos.
Cop Sues NYPD, Claims Illegal Quotas
February 28, 2012
A New York City police officer working in the Bronx has sued the department, claiming the 42nd Precinct is ruled by an overzealous quota system that punishes officers.
Syracuse Settles Police Gender Discrimination Suit
February 7, 2012
The Syracuse Common Council approved paying $375,000 to settle a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009 by a female officer of the Syracuse Police Department.
L.A. Pays Fired Cop $3.2 Million In OT Claim
November 3, 2011
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to a $3.2 million settlement for Officer Richard Romney, an 18-year veteran who alleged he had been forced out of the department through retaliation.
N.J. Cop who Claimed Sgt. Left Him In Wreck Gets Settlement
September 13, 2011
Edison (N.J.) Police officer Joseph Kenney has received $250,000 from the city to settle a harassment claim that arose after he rescued two men from a smoking auto wreck.
LAPD Officers Who Alleged Ticket Quotas Awarded $2 Million
April 12, 2011
A pair of Los Angeles Police officers were awarded $2 million by a jury for their allegation that supervisors retaliated against them after they complained about ticket quotas.
California Deputy's Retaliation Suit Involving Mel Gibson Arrest Continues
February 24, 2011
Deputy James Mee claims he was passed over for promotions and had his job performance unfairly scrutinized, after he resisted a supervisor's request to keep derogatory remarks made by Gibson out of the arrest report.
Florida Agency Has Paid Officer $550,000 Not To Work
February 16, 2011
Officer Kevin Kilpatrick, 41, has faced two internal investigations, been fired twice, and won his job back twice. He joined the department in February 1994.
Tenn. PD Ordered To Rehire Fired Officer of the Year
February 9, 2011
Following comments he gave to the local media stating he disagreed with an agency policy in mid-2009, Officer Hoback was ordered to undergo a psych evaluation that found him "unfit for duty." He was later fired.
California Agency Pays $150,000 To Settle Suit With Lieutenant
January 26, 2011
Lt. Robin Heinemann, who won a class action settlement against the department in 1998 after suing for sexual harassment, said conditions in the department deteriorated again to the point that "she simply couldn't take it any more."
Detroit Officer Claims Harassment By Fired Chief's Lieutenant Girlfriend
August 3, 2010
Detroit police officer Shanda Starks has sued the department, claiming former Chief Warren Evans' girlfriend, a lieutenant, harassed her and forced her transfer out of the Executive Protection Unit where she guarded Mayor Dave Bing.
Portland Settles Sexual Harassment Suit With Fired Cadet
April 6, 2010
While training at the state police academy, Nicole Whitley, who was fired in May 2006, says she was asked by a lieutenant to wear additional layers of clothing.
Charlotte Sergeants Sue Department for Overtime Pay
March 30, 2010
More than 30 current and former police sergeants have sued the city of Charlotte, claiming their employer violated federal labor law by not paying them overtime.
Illinois Cadet Claims 'Raspy' Voice Cost Him Job
March 17, 2010
Two weeks after he was hired as a cadet with the Evanston (Ill.) Police Department, Reginald Johnson was discharged. The recruit is now suing the city, claiming he was let go because of his "hoarse or raspy sounding voice."
Widow of Cop Involved in Stun Gun Death Sues NYPD
November 17, 2009
An NYPD lieutenant who committed suicide was treated by his superiors as if he had done something wrong and was afraid he might be prosecuted for ordering officers to use a stun gun on a man who fell to his death, the lieutenant’s widow said Monday.
Wounded Florida Deputy Sues State
November 17, 2009
Maury Hernandez, the Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who defied the odds by surviving a gun shot to the head during a traffic stop gone awry, is suing the Florida Department of Corrections for negligence.
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