Angelo Dahlia’s Lawsuit Against Burbank Overturned by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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The court cases of police officers took another turn today as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lawsuit the Angeleo Dahlia filed against the City of Burbank and other individuals after his firing from the police department.

Burbank Chamber

Judge Harry Pregerson stated,”that plaintiff’s speech that reported unlawful acts by his fellow officers was protected under the First Amendment from retaliation by his fellow superior officers at the Burbank Police Department regardless of whether he reported the police abuse up the chain of command or outside the chain or command.”

Here is the complete text of the decision that was handed down on August 21.  City of Burbank officials have yet to comment on the decision

 

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