McNicholas & McNicholas Files Lawsuit Against LAPD on Behalf of Police Officer for Retaliation and Violation of Labor Code

Posted on August 11, 2014

As reported by LA Weekly and InsideCounsel, McNicholas & McNicholas filed a lawsuit on behalf of police officer Steven Ruiz who alleged he was demoted from Captain III to Captain I, and then to Lieutenant in retaliation for refusing to violate the rights of a fellow officer at an administrative tribunal proceeding, contrary to the wishes of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

The ostensible cause for the demotion was a citation for driving under the influence while off-duty.  However, the double demotion was not consistent with the Department’s clear policy and procedures afforded to sworn officers on their first, off-duty offense.

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