Phoenix And Plain View Project In State Court

Only days before the Ninth Circuit decided the case involving Phoenix Police Sergeant Juan Hernandez, the Arizona Court of Appeals weighed in on a completely different disciplinary issue arising out of the penalties im­posed by the Department arising out of social media posts highlighted by the Plain View Project (PVP). The case involved now-retired Sergeant Stefani McMichael-Gombar, who who was suspended for 24 hours for a post she made…

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Q & A

From Arizona:Question: I was wondering if you had any case law specific to masks and religion or anything you could point me to that predates the pandemic? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Answer: I’m unaware of any cases on masks and religion. From analogous cases, I can predict how such a case would likely come out. There are a number of religious discrimination cases involving grooming (e.g., hair…

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Florida Civilian Review Board Lacks Authority To Subpoena Officers

The City of Miami, Florida has a Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), which is an independent body designed to investigate and review instances of alleged police misconduct. CIP also reviews police policies and procedures, with the ultimate goal of making recommendations to the relevant law enforcement agency. A significant decision from the Florida Supreme Court addressed whether CIP had subpoena authority, and how civilian review systems comport with Florida’s statutory…

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