Attorneys from the Law Offices of Michael Napier were successful in obtaining reconsideration from the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board on a prior revocation of an officer’s certification.

Last year, attorneys in Napier’s office reinstated this officer after he was terminated for conduct related to the detention of several suspects for pointing a toy gun at citizens. After his return to work, and while working uniform patrol, this officer tracked down and arrested a homicide suspect on a sketchy description provided by witnesses. He was named Officer of the Month and recognized by his department for superior work.

In spite of this, POST revoked the officer’s certification for the conduct related to the suspect detention described above. Following a motion and arguments, the Board reconsidered its prior decision and rescinded the revocation and instead suspended the officer’s certification.

The Law Offices of Michael Napier will again seek to reinstate the officer to his employment with this new victory. Michael Napier has been representing police officers for over thirty years. This experience allows for representation unmatched by any other law firm.

The APA will examine this matter and make decision about the need for legislation directed at the POST process and composition of the Board.

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