Officer’s Flyers Mocking His Sergeant Were Protected Speech, Court Says

ELIZABETH, NJ – An state appeals court has thrown out the conviction of a Union County corrections officer who was found guilty of harassment for making copies of his sergeant’s wedding photographs and adding vulgar comments for others to see. William Burkert, a former corrections officer who is now retired, used the pictures to make a comment that was protect by the First Amendment right to free speech, and…

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First Thursday, November 2015

In this month’s First Thursday podcast, Will reviews an important Brady decision out of Texas and cases involving Weingarten, Garrity, police officer bill of rights, presumptive causation and protected speech. Major Brady Case From Texas, Brown v. Nero, 2015 WL 5666172 (Tex. App. 2015) Questioning About Use Of Force Incident Triggers Weingarten Rights, New York State Correctional Officers, 48 PERB ¶ 4546 (NY PERB ALJ 2015) How The Two-Part…

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