Sierra Madre PD under fire

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For a town of just 11,000, Sierra Madre sure has its share of big city woes.

Star-News reporter Alfred Lee has a story in Monday’s paper about 10 legal cases surrounding the city’s 20-member Police Department.

Four suits and two claims were filed by the police officers’ union against the city, and another three suits and one claim were filed by residents alleging misbehavior by officers.

Some of those suits target Police Chief Marilyn Diaz.

And on top of all of that, an additional three lawsuits could soon be filed by the union. What gives?

Read on here …

  • Sierra Madre Watcher

    “It’s not normal,” said Michael McGill of Lackie & Dammeier, which represents the Sierra Madre Police Officers Association and several other police unions throughout Los Angeles County. “They’re the smallest department and one of the smaller groups we represent but probably have the most amount of litigation.”

    IT IS NOT NORMAL…BUT IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THE LACKIE LAW FIRM.

    PEOPLE, THIS IS THE SAME GAME PLAN THEY USE IN EVERY CITY THEY REPRSENT.

    SUE SUE SUE

    IT’S ALL ABOUT NEGOTIATING WAGES, SALARIES AND WORKING CODITIONS IN THE COURT ROOM INSTED OF THE BARGAINING TABLE.

    PLEASE DISTRICT ATTORY PLEASE

    INVESTIGATE THIS POISONOUS LAW FIRM THAT IS RUINING CITIES ALL ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    This what they posted on their website (scroll to the let the games begin sectoin):
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080208222701/http://www.policeattorney.com/newsletters-94.htm

  • Sierra Madre Watcher

    HERE IS THE FIRM BRAGGING ABOUT WHAT IT DID IN RIOLTO (Again, notice the emphasis on lawsuits and trouble making as a negotiating tactic):
    http://www.policeattorney.com/newsletters-83.htm