$10.1 Million Verdict for LAPD Captain in Discrimination and Retaliation Case

After a nearly 3-week trial, McNicholas & McNicholas secured a $10.1 million verdict on behalf of Stacey Vince, a Captain at the Los Angeles Police Department, against the Los Angeles Police Department, finding that she had been retaliated and discriminated against.

Stacey Vince was a Lieutenant II at the Department assigned to Detective Bureau when a new Deputy Chief, Kris Pitcher became her direct supervisor. Stacey Vince's husband, Lt. II Lou Vince, also an LAPD employee, had previously worked under DC Pitcher at Operations Valley Bureau and was retaliated against and discriminated against on account of his disability. When Lou Vince complained internally, command staff threatened him that his wife’s career would be adversely affected. Stacey Vince reported the retaliation against her husband, including allegations against Pitcher.

Lou Vince’s lawsuit went to trial in 2022, and the jury there awarded him $4.3 million for retaliation and discrimination. When Pitcher became Stacey’s supervisor in 2019, the Department made good on multiple threats that her career would be adversely affected. She was shunned by Pitcher, summarily transferred out of her position at Detective Bureau, and after she reported further retaliation, she was moved to a much less prestigious position, forcing her to retire from the Department.

Read Final Special Verdict or the original complaint.

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