Board: Lanier retaliated against union
A labor relations board hearing examiner has ruled that Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier and top police officials unlawfully retaliated against union leaders Kristopher Baumann and Delroy Burton in revoking the two officers’ badges and guns in 2008 for failing to attend training sessions.
The decision by Police Employee Relations Board examiner Arline Pacht, issued Sept. 25 and filed Tuesday, faulted Lanier, General Counsel Terrence Ryan, Lt. Linda Nischan and attorney Anna McClanahan.
“It is fair to conclude that the predominant motive for the Respondents’ unprecedented and unilateral actions in its treatment of the Union officials; that is, to retaliate for their assertive activism on behalf of the FOP and its members,” Pacht wrote.
Pacht recommended that police stop interfering with protected employee activity, expunge the relevant personnel records of the two officers — the chairman and executive steward of the Fraternal Order of Police -- and pay reasonable legal and other costs.
Washington Post editors
| October 1, 2010; 4:29 PM ET
Categories: Cathy L. Lanier, Spencer S. Hsu, The District
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