CH Prevails on POBR Writ Petition For Laso Deputy
An LASO Deputy, with the help of CASTILLO HARPER, APC partner Brandi Harper and attorney Joseph Bolander, successfully brought a writ of mandate under the Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights against the County of Los Angeles. The Department entered a false and misleading entry in the Deputy’s personnel file relating to a baseless and “inactivated” internal affairs investigation conducted by a previous employer. The entry made it appear as if the investigation had been conducted by the LASO. Dismissing the County’s argument that a record of an “inactivated” investigation could not be an adverse comment, the Court agreed with GCH that the entry referencing the prior investigation was an “adverse comment” and was “false”, and issued an Order compelling the Department to allow the Deputy to submit a rebuttal and demand its removal pursuant to POBR.