Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Court Upholds Trial Verdict Against Peace Officer on Alleged POBR Violations

In Abney v. Board of Trustees of the California State University (May 20, 2013) 2013 WL 2241922, the Court of Appeal affirmed a trial verdict for the CSU.  The court said POBR only requires an employer to tell the officer of the nature of the investigation. The court decided the employer did not have to state the potential discipline or exactly what the charges were while the investigation was ongoing.  The Court also noted POBR does not require employers to record IA interviews.  It only requires them to give officers a copy of the recording or transcript if they do record them.