Greetings! There have been a couple of minor developments in a few of the lawsuits filed by former Long Beach police officers. With multiple allegations of discrimination and harassment, it appears a federal judge is siding with the officers.
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The judge believes that former officer, Brent Record, was targeted because of his sexual orientation. The defense filed a motion to prevent officers from testifying on behalf of one another, especially those involved in lawsuits of their own, and the judge denied that request.
Brent Record’s case will go to trial next month and another officers trial is postponed until July 2015.
This press release also hit the news this week referring to sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell, avoiding media scrutiny, due to being in the middle of a $10 million dollar lawsuit, filed by his former rank and file.
Jim McDonnell is running for L.A. County Sheriff against former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka on the November 4th ballot.