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By Ferrone & Ferrone | June 2, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Nuts and Bolts of Your Appeal Rights

BRETT RUTKOWSKI, ESQ. Attorney Ferrone & Ferrone I was speaking with a client after a complaint interview last week. As is customary, I explained what is possible to follow after the investigation. I mentioned phrases like “Skelly hearing,” arbitration, pre-disciplinary hearing, settlements, etc. After I was done talking my client’s […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | June 2, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Decision Further Clarifies (and Limits) POBR Statute of Limitations Protections

SCOTT P. THORNE Attorney Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP As many peace officers know, the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) prohibits any public agency investigating an allegation of misconduct from taking punitive action against a peace officer if the investigation is not completed within one year. […]

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By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | May 5, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Suspension and Termination of Vallejo POA President Set Aside in Arbitration

MIKE RAINS Principal Attorney Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC I have represented police clients for the last four decades in some pretty crazy disciplinary cases, but my recent representation of Vallejo Police Lieutenant Michael Nichelini, who is also the president of the Vallejo Police Officers Association (VPOA), […]

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