OAKLAND, Calif., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer release the following:
On May 18, 2016, long time San Francisco Police Officer, Patricia Burley, filed a government claim with the City and County of San Francisco alleging whistleblower retaliation and violations of her First Amendment Rights by the San Francisco Police Department and Chief Greg Suhr. Ms. Burley claims Greg Suhr forced her to retire in lieu of being terminated after she reported to the press that SFPD did nothing when she told them another police officer had embezzled approximately $15,000.00 from the Pride Alliance, a union of LGBT police officers.
Ms. Burley spoke to the press after being informed that the investigation of Mike Evans was closed and he was being allowed to resign with satisfactory service. San Francisco's KTVU news broke the story that Mr. Evans was being allowed to resign and that another officer had helped cover up the fact that he was embezzling money. SFPD did not report Mr. Evans to the District Attorney's office until KTVU started investigating. Mr. Evans was not arrested until after Ms. Burley went to the press and more than a year after she reported the crime to SFPD.
Officer Burley's attorney, Jayme L. Walker of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, said:
This is yet another example of Greg Suhr covering up wrongdoing by police officers on the SFPD and of retaliating against whistleblowers. We join the growing calls for Suhr's resignation and in calling for justice for those who have been wronged because of his disregard for the law.
Copies of the government claim filed against the City and County of San Francisco are available by contacting the attorneys below.
SOURCE The Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer