Wednesday, December 05, 2018

California City Settles Officer's Religious Discrimination Suit Against Police Chief For $2.3M

AP reports that last Friday the city of Beverly Hills, California agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought against it by Police Capt. Mark Rosen.  Rosen, who is Jewish, contends that Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, through restructuring of the command staff, denied him opportunities for promotion because of his religion.  At least 20 other complaints of discrimination of various sorts have been filed against Chief Spagnoli since 2016. Rosen retired immediately after the suit was settled.