The police officer who won a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully retaliated against by the city after making a good faith report regarding asbestos found in a Police Athletic League (PAL) center basement will get $75,000 in back-pay for medical leave under a settlement agreement reached last week.
Councilman Jim Kenney, who proposed a bill in January that would end the requirement to arrest offenders in possession of under an ounce of pot, headed the committee on law and government meeting in council chambers Monday.
A Philadelphia police officer caught lying on the witness stand and who was revealed to have lied about another case after an investigation will face criminal charges, prosecutors and police announced today.
A jury found awarded a PAL leader damages after finding him the victim of retaliation by superior officers after he complained about a contractor’s shoddy work on asbestos found in a PAL Center’s basement.
“We don’t normally confirm ongoing investigations, but given the nature of this case, we felt it was important to let the public know that we have been vigorously investigating this case since it occurred,” D.A. Seth Williams said