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11-05-11, 07:12 PM #1
Jurors award detective $700,000 including punitive damages from his city that fired himJurors awarded 43-year-old Jay Mehring more than $700,000 including punitive damages.
Mehring sued the City Of Spokane for what he called a civil rights violation.
Mehring says Spokane Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick had no right to fire him in 2007 following allegations he threatened to kill his wife during a messy divorce.
In October of 2008 a jury acquitted him on those claims.
11-06-11, 09:55 AM #2
Oh, well. Looks like a city just found out the hard way you can't trample on your employees without consequence."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
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