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Sergeant v. City (2022) – Successfully defended the city’s decision to terminate a long-time sergeant, who had a clean record, after the sergeant: 1) threatened a minor who was the subject of a welfare check; and 2) used an unlawful amount of force on a handcuffed and uncooperative arrestee, and used profanity to a subordinate officer who was trying to de-escalate the situation.
Police Sergeant v. City (2023) – Convinced the Superior Court that a police sergeant had no basis to overturn the personnel board’s decision to terminate the sergeant for multiple instances of misconduct.
Former Police Officer v. City (2023) – Convinced the Superior Court to dismiss a writ of mandate that a former officer filed because the officer’s request for an appeal hearing was time-barred.
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