Qualified Immunity Denial Upheld; Employee Speech Case To Go To Trial
(September 8, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Police officials responsible for firing an officer who claims that she was improperly terminated for protected speech are not entitled to qualified immunity, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 24 (Rebecca Ricciuti v. Garry Gyzenis, et al., No. 12-432, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15556).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160909-018Z.)
A short time after Rebecca Ricciuti was hired as a patrol office by the Madison, Conn., Police Department, she expressed concerns about a number of issues that she saw...