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2nd Circ. Says Police Officer's Union Speech Protected

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Second Circuit panel on Wednesday revived part of a retired police officer's suit claiming his right to free speech was violated when other members of the force retaliated against him for making complaints about management, but kept only the claim against a union president.

The appellate judges tossed the lower court's dismissal of Raymond Montero's First Amendment retaliation claim against Yonkers Police Benevolent Association President Keith Olson. Although the district court found that the free speech protection didn't apply to complaints Montero made during two...
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Case Information

Case Title

Montero v. The City of Yonkers, New York

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

January 6, 2017

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